United Nations Foundation Joins Global Leaders to Promote Investment in Maternal & Reproductive Health

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Women Health News J E 4

Event held as part of this year's historic Women Deliver Conference

What: The United Nations Foundation, in conjunction with the Women Deliver 2007 Congressional Delegation, will host a reception to celebrate progress and action on United Nations Millennium Development Goal Five: to reduce maternal mortality and achieve universal access to reproductive health.

Ministers, parliamentarians, experts, first ladies, royalty, celebrities, midwives, young leaders and civil society representatives from 140 countries will be meeting in Washington, DC, 7-9 June 2010 for the largest ever conference on maternal and reproductive health. More than 3,400 people will join the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other global leaders at the Women Deliver Conference to promote investment in women and share solutions that can empower girls and reduce maternal deaths and disabilities.

All events are open to credentialed media only.

Please contact Yolanda Johnny Taylor at 202-887-9040/

About the United Nations Foundation

The UN Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas, and capital to help the United Nations solve global problems. We build partnerships, grow constituencies, mobilize resources and advocate policy changes to support the UN's work for individual and global progress. The UN Foundation's work - focused on select global problems - is decreasing child mortality, improving disaster relief, protecting diverse cultures and environments, creating a clean energy future, empowering women and girls, and improving U.S.-UN relations. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Yolanda Johnny Taylor of the UN Foundation, +1-202-887-9040,

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Who: Ted Turner, Chairman, United Nations Foundation Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) Rep. Donna Christensen (D-VI) Annie Lennox, Musician and UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Jennifer Beals, Actress and Activist Ali Larter, Actress and Activist Rachael Leigh Cook, Actress and Activist When: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. EDT Where: United States House of Representatives Cannon Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Building First Street and Independence Avenue, SE Washington, D.C.

SOURCE United Nations Foundation


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