20 September 2017

Delivering Together for Healthy & Empowered Women, Children & Adolescents

High-level Event and Reception during the 72nd session of the UNGA

20 Sep 2017, 6:30-8:30pm – EWEC HUB, North Lawn – UN Headquarters, New York


Speakers include:


H.E. Ms. Ana Helena Chacon Echeverria, Vice President of Costa Rica

H.E. Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of State, Senegal

H.E. Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway

H.E. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Canada

H.E. Hala Bsaisu Lattouf, Minister of Social Development, Jordan

Mrs. Melinda Gates, Co-Chair Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank

Mr. Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS; Chair of the H6

Mr. Elhadj As Sy, Secretary-General, IFRC

Mr. Wade Warren, Acting Deputy Administrator, USAID

Dr. Amit Thakker, CEO, Kenya Healthcare Federation


UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed, will deliver the keynote address.


Ms. Lynsey Addario, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Photographer will also join the event, which will count on artistic interventions by Ms. Inna Modja, Singer & Model, and Ajna Dance. Ms. Redi Tlhabi, Broadcaster and Writer, and Ms. Tikhala Itaye, President, AfriYAN will be the moderators for the evening.