MEDIA ADVISORY WOMEN DELIVER 2016 CONFERENCE
OVERVIEW: The Women Deliver 2016 Conference, taking place in Copenhagen this May, will be the
largest meeting of girls’ and women’s advocates in a decade, with more than 5,000+ global leaders,
policymakers, advocates and youth from 150 countries in attendance. It will also be the biggest
opportunity in years to spotlight and explore solutions that support girls’ and women’s health, rights
Reporters can register to attend the event in person via the Women Deliver 2016 Conference
registration (registration and accreditation fees will be waived for eligible journalists).
For reporters that aren’t able to travel to Copenhagen, can register to virtually attend Women Deliver
Live – which will include a full schedule of independently produced and packaged content – here.
WHEN: 16 – 19 May 2016
WHERE: Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
WHO: Speakers will include the world’s leading voices from the fields of family planning, maternal and
child health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, economics, development, youth, advocacy and
• Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
• Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, High-Level Task Force for the
International Conference on Population and Development
• Jim Yong Kim, President, the World Bank Group
• Melinda Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• Amina J. Mohammed, Minister of the Environment, Federal Republic of Nigeria
• Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway
• Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland
• Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Laureate; Founder & Chairwoman, Women Journalists Without
• Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Performing Artist; Founder, Princess of Africa Foundation; Goodwill
Ambassador, UNICEF & Roll-Back Malaria
• And multiple heads of UN Agencies, including UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO
WHAT: At the Women Deliver 2016 Conference, more than 200 plenaries, concurrent sessions and side
events will focus on solutions and how we can achieve the biggest impact for girls and women by
emphasizing health, rights, gender equality, education and economic empowerment. The full plenary
schedule can be found here. Highlights from each day include:
• Monday, 16 May
o Opening Ceremony & Plenary (afternoon): Global leaders will open the Conference and
address attendees, with opening words from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary
of Denmark and Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of Denmark.
• Tuesday, 17 May
o A Girls’ and Women’s Lens on the SDGs (morning): Heads of UN agencies and Ministers
of Health and Finance from around the world will discuss the important links between
girls and women and the new global development agenda.
o How Are We Doing? Data Collection, Evaluation and Best Practices (morning):
Directors of implementing agencies and NGOs will discuss the need for good data – from
information to evaluation – and share success stories from the field.
o Learning & Working Across Generations (afternoon): A lively, no holds barred
discussion about the challenges and opportunities, the ups and downs of working across
• Wednesday, 18 May:
o Investing in Girls and Women: Everybody Wins (morning): Investments in women pay
off big time. This panel will present examples of serious successes as well detail what is
needed to make progress.
o Making the SDGs Work for Girls and Women: Regional Perspectives (morning): This
session will present regional views on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
specific regional challenges and solutions from Latin America, Africa, Asia and the
o Powerful Women (afternoon): This session focuses on powerful women in different
areas of work and their personal and professional challenges – what would make them
feel their power was well used? Do they think of themselves as powerful? Do they think
they use and see power differently than men?
• Thursday, 19 May
o Look to the Future, Part 1: Transformation, Innovation and Partnership (morning): This
plenary focuses on the need to change as the world changes and present innovative
strategies for social transformation through communication, government, private and
o Look to the Future, Part 2: The State of Philanthropy (morning): An in depth discussion
of the role philanthropy needs to play in ensuring that the resources are there to
implement the SDGs in ways that benefit girls and women.
o Men With Power: Delivering for Girls And Women (afternoon): This panel will be made
up of men who have committed themselves to women’s empowerment, health and
wellbeing, and how they see men’s role in working for women.
o Be the Change You Want to See (afternoon): Global leaders, celebrities advocates will
be invited to speak on what they want to change and how they model that change in
their own lives.