The 69th Session of the UN General Assembly

Date of event: 16 September 2014 - 7 October 2014
Location: New York

Thursday - Friday, 18 - 19 September: Global consultation on Faith and Reproductive Health Post-2015

Representatives of various religions and faith-based organizations are expected to re-affirm their support for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights and to call on the international community to stand up to these rights in the post-2015 development agenda.

Sunday, 21 September: Social Good Summit

Dr. Osotimehin and Ethiopian supermodel and activist Liya Kebede will discuss maternal health, the role of youth in future development, and ways to take advantage of the ever-changing social media landscape and fast-paced technological innovations to allow young people to fulfill their potential.

Monday, 22 September: General Assembly special session on the ICPD beyond 2014

Leaders from around the world, including Presidents and Heads of Government, will assess the status of implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action and renew their commitment for actions required to fully achieve its goals and objectives.

Monday, 22 September: High-Level event on realizing the demographic dividend in the Sahel

Participants, including the Presidents of Chad, Cote d'Ivoire and Mali; Melinda Gates, World Bank and United Nations leaders, will take part in an interactive discussion on progress and commitments made through a unique multi-sectoral partnership, including the World Bank, UNFPA and Sahel countries themselves, to enable these countries to reap the bonus of investing in their young people.

Monday, 22 September: High-Level event of African First Ladies on maternal and newborn health

A number of African First Ladies will renew their commitment to maternal and newborn health and to mobilizing political leadership and strategic partnerships for additional investments that would reduce maternal death and promote the well-being of Africa’s girls.