21 November 2016


There are 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty worldwide, who can play a crucial role in solving the most persistent development problems we face in the world today. When we include girls in education, health and economic investments, we can break the intergenerational cycle of poverty.

The Girl Declaration, a call to action to put adolescent girls at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda, was launched on International Day of the Girl 2013. It has earned the support of more than 100 individual champions and key influencers from NGOs, private sector organizations and multilateral and international development agencies who believe that investing in adolescent girls is critical to accelerating progress on the current Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 agenda.

The Nike Foundation is committed to working in partnership with Girl Declaration signatories and supporters to mobilize efforts around the Declaration and its call for adolescent girls to have access to health and nutrition information and services, as well as the confidence they need, to make healthy transitions to adulthood. We are committed to working with partners to ensure that adolescent girls’ voices are heard in the global dialogue about the current MDGs and what comes after 2015.