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Special Event: UNFPA Launch Report "The Power of 1.8 Billion"

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The latest edition of the UN Population Fund’s (UNFPA) State of the World Population report focuses on the largest generation of young people in history. Investing in the health and education of the 1.8 billion future leaders between 10 and 24 years is not only a recognition of their rights, but an imperative for global development.

Healthy and empowered young people, especially girls, have the potential to enable a “demographic dividend” for some countries – economic growth that results from declines in mortality and fertility rates. It is this potential that must be harnessed and realized as the global Sustainable Development Goals are being defined.

Join us at the Wilson Center for a panel discussion about the report, which calls for investments in young people to be at the center of a new development framework. 

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Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to Media bringing heavy electronics MUST indicate this in their response so they may be cleared through our building security and allowed entrance. Please err toward responding if you would like to attend.

*Breakfast will be served at 9:00 am, please plan accordingly


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center


Event Speakers List: 

  • Jennifer Adams // 

    Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID 

  • Chernor Bah // 

    Chair, Youth Advocacy Group, Global Education First Initiative

  • Joel Davis // 

    Executive Director and U.S. Youth Ambassador, Youth to End Sexual Violence; Advocate, HeForShe



  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center

  • Kate Gilmore // 

    Deputy Executive Director (Programme), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • Anne C. Richard // 

    Assistant Secretary of State, Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State

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