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Past Event

Children in the Age of Sustainable Development

September 26, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
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This World Leaders Forum program features an address on the World Childhood Foundation and Global Child Forum by HM Queen Silvia of Sweden, followed by a moderated panel discussion about the future and well being of all children and question and answer session with the audience.

Welcome by:
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University 

Remarks by:
Alek Wek, Ambassador for the H&M Conscious Foundation
Richard R. Buery Jr., Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives, New York City
Amina Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning

Keynote:
HM Queen Silvia of Sweden

Panel I: Core Priority Areas for Children in the Age of Sustainable Development
Seth Berkley, GAVI Alliance
Christine (Stine) Bosse, Millennium Development Goals Advocates
Dho Young-Shim, Ambassador for the Millennium Development Goals Advocates
Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
Hirokazu Yoshikawa, New York University

Remarks by:
Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
Yoka Brandt, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

Panel II: Engaging Stakeholders in a Child-Focused Integrated Approach to Sustainable Development
Per Heggenes, IKEA Foundation
Niclas Kjellström-Matseke, Postcode Lottery Sweden
Irwin Redlener, Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience at The Earth Institute, Columbia University 
Helena Thybell, H&M Conscious Foundation

Cosponsored by:
Global Child ForumThe Earth Institute, and Sustainable Development Solutions Network