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World Population Day 2014 focused on youth engagement and the future of the global development agenda as the Millennium Development Goals expire next year. An all-star panel discussed the role of young people as the key to building a sustainable future. From providing appropriate sexual and reproductive health services to investment in education, especially for girls, a number of strategies for strengthening communities and achieving a range of development goals was discussed. 

About the Speakers
Suzanne Ehlers, President and CEO, Population Action International
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator, Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center


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