Leading Experts To Discuss Adolescent Girls, Reproductive Health Care In The Context Of UN Children's Summit
Language Focused on Reproductive Health Care, Sexual Behavior and the Role of Parents and Families To Be Key Issues at World Summit
May 30, 2002
Thoraya Obaid and Timothy E. Wirth will discuss the UN Children’s Summit and their organizations’ role in global problem-solving focused on adolescent girls. Adolescent girls, many of whom will be married and mothers before they turn 18, are the key to slowing the spread of HIV/AIDS and reaching future generations. The United Nations Foundation has supported initiatives focused on adolescent girls and education, health care and economic empowerment.
Who: Thoraya Obaid – Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
Timothy E. Wirth – President, United Nations Foundation
When: Wednesday, May 8, 2002
10:30 AM EDT
Where: United Nations
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