30 June 2014

Ban Urges Focus on Adolescent Girls to Reduce Maternal Mortality

To triumph over maternal mortality, initiatives must focus on adolescent girls, allowing them to go to school, marry whom they choose, shield them from harmful traditional practices and provide them with appropriate family planning services, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a recent event on ending maternal mortality in Nairobi, Kenya.  To learn more about this meeting click here. To view his full remarks click here. To learn about Every Woman Every Child commitment makers working to end child marriage click here