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Every Woman Every Child Dinner: September 25, 2012

"Momentum is building. New partners are joining. Our movement is growing."

-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during remarks at the Every Woman Every Child progress dinner, September 25, 2012, Museum of Modern Art.

Since its launch in September 2010, the Every Woman Every Child movement, led by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has helped catalyze new attention and investment to some of the most neglected causes of women’s and children’s mortality. Through unprecedented global coordination and partnerships, the movement has leveraged more than $20 billion in new money to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015.  As of now, $10 billion has already been disbursed.

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  • View key messages on the Every Woman Every Child dinner and progress that's been made
  • View Frequently Asked Questions on Every Woman Every Child, last updated September 2012
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EllenJohnsonSirleaf President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks onstage at the  Every Woman Every Child Dinner. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

At a special dinner held in New York hosted by the UN Secretary-General for senior leaders attending the UN General Assembly, CEOs, celebrities, and more, new commitments were announced to spur even greater progress for women's and children's health. Photos from the event are below.

Speakers at the event included: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; USAID Administrator Raj Shah, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand, iERG Co-Chairs Richard Horton and Joy Pumamphi, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria Ray Chambers, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and many others.

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The event's official hashtag #EWECProgress garnered 1,500 tweets by 860 contributors, reaching over 2.6 million accounts reached on Twitter over a period of 16 hours including the dinner.  Click here to view a social media report on #EWECProgress and better understand the global reach of the Every Woman Every Child movement.

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View interviews from the event's red carpet:

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Ted Turner


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