Friday 11 October, 2013
Diplomat Ballroom, ONE UN Hotel, New York, NY
On the 2013 International Day of the Girl Child
UNICEF, UN Women and Plan International sponsored leadership forum
High-level event for enhanced commitment by global leaders to ensure that girls receive an education commensurate with their rights and the demands of the 21st century. Presentation of the Girl Declaration, capturing voices of girls regarding their space in the post-2015 agenda. Speakers include the Office of the Secretary-General; Amina Mohammed, UN Special Adviser on the Post- 2015 Framework; Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women; Wendy Hawkins, Executive Director, Intel Foundation; and Nigel Chapman, CEO, Plan International. Sejal Hathi and Tara Roberts, the founders of “girltank,” a community hub for women and girl change agents and social entrepreneurs, will also participate in the event.