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Girls Education, Focus of United Nations Global Conference Engendering Empowerment: Education and Equality (E4)

WHO:          Monsieur Kalidou Diallo, Minister for Education

                   and National Languages

                   Anthony Lake, Executive Director,UNICEF

                   May Rihani, UNGEI Global Advisory Committee

                   Co-Chair and Senior Vice President and Director of

                   the Academy for Educational Development

                   David Wiking, UNGEI Global Advisory Committee

                   Co-Chair and Swedish Development Cooperation,
                   Team Director for Knowledge, Education and ICT

        Press Conference on the 10th Anniversary of the

                    United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)

                    global conference. “Engendering Empowerment:
                    Education Equality” (E4 for short).


WHEN:        18 May, 2010 at 11:00 am (Local Time) 7:00 am 

                    (New York Time)


WHERE:       Meridien President Hotel and Conference Center, Pointe des Almadies Dakar 221, Senegal.


WHY:           The conference aims to examine ways to
transform the global partnership to support

                    girls’ education in view of reaching particularly

                    MDG 2 & 3 and to reaffirm that girls’ education
                    is a development


                    With the Millennium Development Goal (MDG)
target date of 2015 only five years away,

                    the conference will put girls front and center

                    with the goal of strengthening and expanding
                    partnerships for girls' education around the most

                    pressing obstacles they face in pursuit
                    of education.

                    The conference will also examine issues

                    of violence,poverty and quality education

                    and their intersections with participation,

                    climate change and health.


Attn: Broadcasters: Video packages, B-roll and high resolution photographs will be available on www.thenewsmarket.com/unicef


About UNGEI:

The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) is a partnership of organizations committed to narrowing the gender gap in primary and secondary education. It also seeks to ensure that, by 2015, all children complete primary schooling, with girls and boys having equal access to free, quality education. UNGEI was launched in April 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal, by then United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in response to a troubling reality: Of the millions of children worldwide who were not in school, more than half were girls – a reality that continues today.

For further information, please contact:

Martin Dawes, UNICEF Media, West and Central Africa, Tel: + 221 338 69 58 42, mdawes@unicef.org

Gaelle Bausson, UNICEF Media, West and Central Africa, Tel: + 221 338 69 56 42, gbausson@unicef.org

Shimali Senanayake, UNICEF Media, New York, Tel: + 1 917 265 4516, ssenanayake@unicef.org



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