The Women Deliver 2016 Conference, which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16-19 May 2016, was the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing in more than a decade, and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The focus of the conference was on how to implement the SDGs so they matter most for girls and women, with a specific focus on health – in particular maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights – and on gender equality, education, environment, and economic empowerment.
Almost 6,000 people from 169 countries participated, including:
- 2,500 Organizations
- 169 Countries
- 1,200 Young People
- 500 Journalists
- Private sector representatives from multiple industries
- UN Agencies and government representatives, including ministers and parliamentarians from over 50+ countries