Some influential global leaders have confirmed participation in the Women Deliver’s third global conference, Women Deliver 2013, scheduled to take place from May 28 to 30 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Women Deliver 2013 is expected to convene over 5 000 experts and advocates from more than 160 countries.
The conference aims to ensure that investment in girls and women remain a global priority in the lead-up to the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) deadline and beyond.
Speakers at the conference will include: Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director of United Nations Women, Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Michel Sidibé, executive director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids), Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Dr. Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health, and Karolinska Institute; Co-founder & Chairman, Gapminder Foundation.
“Women Deliver 2013 offers an unprecedented opportunity to build on the tremendous momentum generated last year around reproductive health, especially during the London Summit on Family Planning,” said Osotimehin.
“With the MDG target date just around the corner, the time is now for us to ensure that girls and women are central pillars in the new development agenda,” said Jill Sheffield, Women Deliver Founder and President.