Activity by Every Woman Every Child partners and leaders

Relevant events

Youth Blast June 7-12

Event will prepare, educate and inform youth on the Rio+20 process and how they can engage

Corporate Sustainability Forum June 15-18

Organized by UN Global Compact, will include a session June 18 with UN Women on the Women’s Empowerment Principles and how businesses and partners can take action to promote the gender dimensions of corporate sustainability

From Rio to Cairo to Rio… and Beyond” June 16, 13:00-15:00 Room T-9 (Riocentro)

Organized by Population Action International (PAI) with African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), Accra, Ghana

Global Sustainability Dialogues June 16-19

Organized by Government of Brazil, will engage approximately 18,000 members of civil society and experts to seek innovative solutions on sustainability issues; each themed debate will generate recommendations to be presented to the four official roundtables during Rio+20; web debate will be launched through TeamWorks (facilitated by UNDP) to discuss the issues and vote on recommendations for each theme

Population, Rights and Sustainability: Voices from the Global South” June 17 15:30-7:00 Room: P3-F

Organized by Population and Climate Change Alliance (PCCA) with Marie Stopes International, Populating Action International (PAI) and several other partners

“mHealth: Mobile Technologies to Improve Health” June 17 4:00-6:00pm Room: T-7 (Riocentro)

Workshop organized by the mHealth Alliance/United Nations Foundation on “coordinating institutional work at the national level and integrating the work of different sectors and ministers”

“Sustainability Revisited: Population, Reproductive Health, & the Planet”      June 18 11:30-13:00 Room P3-B (Riocentro)

Organized by The Aspen Institute, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the United Nations Foundation on the links between reproductive health and environmental sustainability; speakers include Joy Phumaphi, Mary Robinson and Musimbi Kanyoro

Healthy Women, Healthy Planet: Women’s Empowerment, Reproductive Health” June 18 13:15-14:45 Room UN2 (Barra Arena)

Organized by Population Action International (PAI), Population and Climate Change Alliance (PCCA) and Management Systems for Health (MSH)


Women Leaders’ Forum on the Future Women Want: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development

Organized by UN Women with Government of Brazil, will include an interactive multi-stakeholder exchange (including on post-2015) on June 19, followed by a  Summit at the Head of State level June 21 culminating in a “Call to Action”

Rio+Social                                   June 19

Partnership between the UN Foundation, Mashable, 92nd Street Y, Ericsson and EDP on social media and technology for sustainable development; UN speakers to include Michelle Bachelet (UN Women), Ertharin Cousin (WFP), Anthony Lake (UNICEF) and Helen Clark (UNDP)

Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Context of Sustainable Development” June 19 13:15-14:45 Room UN2 (Barra Arena)

Population Action International (PAI), Advocates for Youth, Sierra Club

Health within the Green Economy: Multisectoral Frameworks for NCD Control & Sustainable Development June 19 13:30-15:00 Room P3-E (Riocentro)

Organized by the American Cancer Society and NCD Alliance

“Health and Sustainable Development – Reinforcing the Links” June 20 19:00-20:30 Room T-9 (Riocentro)

Organized by WHO and the Government of Brazil Ministry of Health and FIOCRUZ (National School of Public Health); will discuss 1) Universal health coverage; 2) Health in the “green economy”; 3) Health as a measure of sustainable development achievements; measuring progress and impact; Margaret Chan (WHO) to speak

“A call for partnerships: integration of food and nutrition security, health and gender equality” June 20 4:30-6:00p Pavilion T (Major Groups Pavilion) Room T-3 (Riocentro)

Public Health Institute (PHI) with WFP, WHO, FAO, UNDP, Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, IFAD and others; part of the Partnerships Forum in Riocentro; will launch a policy brief on the issues

Special Event on SG’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative June 21                              

Expected to announce multi-stakeholder commitments to energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions

Special Event on the Report of the SG’s Global Sustainability Panel June 21

Members of the High-level Panel will present the main recommendations made in their report to the SG

MDG Advocates High-Level Panel June 21

Will focus on youth as agents of change under the title of ““Sustainable Futures: Accelerating Progress on the MDGs through Youth Innovations for ‘The Future We Want’”

“Dynamics of Rio: Population Women and Rights” June 22 11:00-12:30 Room T-8 (Riocentro)

Organized by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the Government of Denmark with the Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA), the Bem-Estar Familiar no Brasil (BENFAM) and the Population and Climate Change Alliance (PCCA)