Wednesday, 8 June
Breaking the silos: integrated services for adolescent girls and young women
Venue: Conference Room 3
Globally, there are 1.2 billion people within the adolescent age range of 10–19 years. Never before have there been so many young people. How we invest and meet the needs and aspiration of young people will define our future. However, preventable, treatable communicable and noncommunicable diseases are killing adolescents at an unacceptably high rate. The session will showcase examples of ground-breaking adolescent-centred policies and programmes presented by government representatives, adolescent girls and young women, as well as representatives of international organizations, the private sector and the donor community. The session will also establish commitment and action to mobilize stakeholders and resources at the local, national and international levels for adolescent-centred responses, particularly among adolescent girls.