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


Megan Rabbitt

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

Room S-226


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