Dispatch

06 February 2014

Statement by the Executive Director for the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

UNITED NATIONS, New York -- UNFPA Executive Director, Babatunde Osotimehin, addressed the morning session of the 5th meeting of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

His speech highlighted that young girls are the face of the future, and women and girls should be able to make choices about their lives in order to contribute to themselves and to the community.  Dr. Osotimehin highlighted that access, rights and opportunities must be available on an equal basis both to boys and girls.