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Advancing Progress: Investing in Healthy and Educated Girls and Women
Session Features: Filmed for Broadcast • Panel
When girls and women are healthy, educated, and fully integrated into their societies and economies, their countries flourish. Yet today, women are still twice as likely as men to be illiterate, gender-based violence remains persistent and widespread, and approximately 800 women worldwide die daily from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Targeted investments focused on expanding access to high-quality health care and education for girls and women can work to overcome these continued challenges, resulting in longer life expectancies, increased economic participation, and fuller social and political agency.This session will highlight specific approaches that enable girls and women worldwide to learn, earn, thrive, and control their own destinies — and will explore critical considerations for achieving the next generation of global developments objectives.
Moderator:Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
Participants:Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State of the United States
Melinda Gates, Co-chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Muhammad Yunus, Chairman, Yunus Social Business - Global Initiatives
President Clinton Opened 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Emphasizing “Mobilizing for Impact”Commitments announced today will address improving nutrition, combating cholera, ending child marriage and providing safe drinking water
New York, NY – Today, President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton opened the ninth Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting organized around the theme “Mobilizing for Impact.” Over the course of three days, more than 1,000 international leaders and innovators will convene to explore how cross-sector partnerships can create sustainable improvements in living conditions for people worldwide. Today, speakers discussed how philanthropic and public funds are still essential to fully resolve issues that cannot be addressed by markets alone.
“As CGI’s ninth Annual Meeting begins, I am once again profoundly impressed by the dynamic group of leaders from around the world who chose to be here today,” said Chelsea Clinton. “The dedication and passion of CGI members from the public, private and non-sectors alike remind us that, when it comes to addressing global challenges, we are all in this together. In the next three days, I look forward to learning more about how the commitments made in years past are having an impact and seeing how the partnerships forged this year at CGI will attack some of the world’s most pressing problems.”
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