The third global Women Deliver conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 28-30 May 2013.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This three day global conference will draw advocates, activists, civil society representatives, UN agencies, researchers, government officials, and global leaders from around the world to Asia to discuss the most pressing issues facing girls and women.
This past year, we welcomed good news – maternal mortality is declining worldwide. The solutions that save the lives of women and children are well-known and cost-effective, and we know the enormous social and economic benefits that women deliver for their families, communities, and nations.
This is proof that investing in women and girls is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. We saw an unprecedented amount of commitment and investment at the Women Deliver 2010 conference in Washington, DC.
We also saw a growing consensus among world leaders that no woman should die giving life. And in 2011, we are working to hold partners accountable to these commitments.
The Women Deliver 2013 conference will focus on accelerating progress in the final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including MDG5 which aims to reduce maternal mortality and ensure universal access to reproductive health by 2015. Our greatest chance for success comes when we work together. Women Deliver 2013 gives us an opportunity to reassess our progress toward achieving the goals set out in both the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the MDGs, and to discuss how to maintain realistic goals to continue to impact maternal mortality and reproductive health access. We must ensure that progress will continue beyond the ICPD and MDG deadline, and that girls and women remain a priority.