Wilson Center Event | Maternal and Women’s Health, Two Years In: Measuring Progress Towards Meeting the SDGs

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We are excited to announce the upcoming dialogue, “Maternal and Women’s Health, Two Years In: Measuring Progress Towards Meeting the SDGs.” The event will take place at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (and online!) on Friday, 14 July 2017 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm EDT. This dialogue is part of the Maternal Health Task Force’s Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health Series, in partnership with UNFPA and the Wilson Center.

Interested in attending or following along online? See the invitation from the Wilson Center below to learn more and register for the event.

In September 2015, the world committed to the fulfillment of a set of universal and refined Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 Agenda. Associated with the 17 goals are 169 targets that indicate progress towards each goal and the eventual achievement of them.

Two years into the 2030 Agenda, how is the world progressing towards the SDGs? Specifically in regards to maternal health, women’s empowerment and gender equality as outlined in goals three and five, how are countries around the world measuring their progress?

Join the Wilson Center, United Nations Population Fund and the Maternal Health Task Force on 14 July for a discussion on the current challenges and opportunities in assessing movement towards sustainable development and an exploration of the indicators countries could be using.


Doris Chou
World Health Organization

Sunita Kishor
Project Director, Demographic and Health Surveys (To Be Confirmed)

Rachel Snow
Chief, Population and Development Branch, United Nations Population Fund


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

Event details

Friday, 14 July 2017
2:00pm – 4:00pm EDT
5th Floor Conference Room | Wilson Center | Washington, DC
Light refreshments will be served after the discussion

Want to attend but can’t? Tune into the live or archived webcast the day of the event.

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Check out past dialogues in this series.