Women Deliver Conference 2013

Event Date: 
May 29, 2013 - 1:15am
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

13:15 – 14:45 (local time): Plenary Lunch: How to Think About Population, Sustainability and Women’s Rights

From the first conference on population and development in Bucharest in 1974, the question of whether population growth contributes to poverty and environmental degradation has been contested. The development of a woman-centred human rights approach to population at the Cairo conference was lauded by some as a paradigm shift and by others as diminishing the financial commitment to reproductive health. The increasing interest in reducing the negative effects of climate change has opened the debate once again. This panel will discuss that debate and what it means for women.

Moderator: Robert Engelman, President, Worldwatch Institute, USA
Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Peter Singer, Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values at Princeton University
Kenneth R. Weiss, Journalist, Los Angeles Times
Alicia Yamin, Lecturer on Global Health, Director of Health Rights of Women and Children Programme, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health
Kavita N. Ramdas, Representative,  India/Nepal/Sri Lanka, Ford Foundation


Livestream: http://new.livestream.com/WomenDeliver/conference2013