Press Conferences

Each day of Women Deliver 2013, Women Deliver held an official press conference focused on the daily theme. Full speaker lists and webcasts of the press conferences are included below.

Day 1: Investing in Girls & Women

Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Moderator: Jill Sheffield, Founder and President, Women Deliver

  • Dato' Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family & Community Development, Malaysia
  • Jeni Klugman, Director of Gender and Development, World Bank Group
  • Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head, UN Women
  • Theo Sowa, CEO, The African Women’s Development Fund
  • Remmy Shawa, International Sida Project Coordinator, Sonke Gender Justice Network, South Africa

Day 2: Global Progress on Family Planning

Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Moderator: David Gold
, Principal, Global Health Strategies

  • Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Hon. Min. Dr. Awa Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal
  • Hon. Min. Dr. Enrique T. Ona, Secretary of Health, Philippines

Day 3: Looking to 2015 and Beyond

Thursday, 30 May 2013
Moderator: Dame Billie Miller
, Board Member, Women Deliver

  • Fred Sai, Former Adviser, Reproductive Health & HIV/AIDS, Government of Ghana
  • Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
  • Her Excellency Tarja Halonen, Former President, Finland
  • Mary Mwende, Partnership Manager and Global Ambassador, Global Give Back Circle





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