“Ending Child Marriage” – UN High level discussion co-organized by UNICEF, UNPFA and UN Women
Thursday 11 October, 1:15pm-2:45pm
Conference room 4, North lawn building, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Featuring: Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations; Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Chair of The Elders, founders of Girls Not Brides; Hon. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, State Minister for Women & Children Affairs, Bangladesh; Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA; Dr. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women, Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF: Ms.Ghaicha Salamatou Agali; youth activist, Niger. The panel will be moderated by NBC’s Ann Curry, and will feature an interactive discussion around the issue of child marriage, which is a fundamental human rights violation and impacts all aspects of a girl’s life.
“Promoting Bright Futures” – High level panel discussion organized by the Missions of Canada, Peru and Turkey
Thursday 11 October, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, New York, NY
Featuring: Ms. Rona Ambrose, Minister for Status of Women, Government of Canada; Ms. Fatma Şahin, Minister for Family and Social Policies, Government of Turkey; Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women; Mr. Nigel Chapman, CEO of PLAN International; Fabiola, Girl Delegate. Facilitated by Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director (Programmes), UNICEF.