Top 5 Highlights from the Women Deliver 2010 Conference

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On July 1st 2010, the Women Deliver team announced the top five highlights from the Women Deliver 2010 Conference. See below for a message from our friends at Women Deliver–with a great summary of what happened at the conference and useful links to learn more about each of the highlights.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the second Women Deliver global conference. To put world leaders on notice that the time for action on maternal health is now, 3,400 advocates, policymakers, development leaders, health care professionals, youth, and media from 146 countries converged on Washington, DC on June 7-9 at Women Deliver 2010. More than 800 speeches and presentations were given at the six plenaries and 120 breakout sessions. The heads of five UN agencies, plus the Secretary-General of the United Nations, attended. Thirty countries, UN agencies, the World Bank, corporations, and foundations helped support Women Deliver. Please see below for highlights and recaps of the conference.

1. Key Statements. Read the outcome statements from the:

– The Minister’s Forum

– The Parliamentarians

– The First Ladies of Ghana, Sierra Leone and Zanzibar

2. Webcasts. Watch the videos from our plenary sessions and our press conferences, and watch Hillary Clinton’s address to the Women Deliver 2010 attendees.

3. Photos. Take a look at photos from the plenary sessions, breakout sessions and other conference events, and download them at no cost.

4. Programme. Review the plenary and breakout sessions that were held at Women Deliver 2010.

5. Publications and Advocacy Tools. Visit our Knowledge Center to download publications and advocacy tools, including:

– Women Deliver 2010 Pocket Card for fast facts on how women deliver for the world.

Why It’s the Right Time: Moving on Reproductive Health Goals by Focusing on Adolescent Girls, the background paper on how promoting girls’ sexual and reproductive health brings us closer to achieving the MDGs.

Targeting poverty and gender inequality to improve maternal heath, the background paper on the ways in which poverty and gender inequality pose significant barriers to maternal health care access and utilization, and thereby impact maternal mortality.

Stay tuned for our summary report on breakout sessions by theme.