Videoconferencia : Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 8:30AM EST

Jue, 06/09/2016
Dear Colleagues,
The Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice (Population and Development GSG) at the World Bank Group, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), YouthPower Learning, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF), would like to cordially invite you to Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing on June 9, 2016 from 9:00am - 12:30pm. The event will be held at the Kaiser Family Foundation (1330 G St NW) and will also be available via web-cast. A light breakfast will be served at 8:30am. 
To attend the event in-person or via web-cast, please RSVP to:
When: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 8:30AM EST
Where: Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G St, NW Washington, DC

Hosted by: USAID, PEPFAR, YouthPower Learning, the World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Lancet
 "Young people are the world's greatest untapped resource."

-UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

The largest generation of adolescents and youth in human history (1.8 billion) demands more attention and action. Adolescents and youth face unprecedented social, economic, and cultural changes, as they continue to face challenges to their wellbeing that impede their ability to contribute to their country's economic and social growth. Without meeting their needs, we will be hard pressed to achieve the goals and targets laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Join us for the event

 Dr. George Patton, Chair of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, will present findings on - and recommendations to improve - the status of adolescent health and wellbeing worldwide.
This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion from experts representing USAID, the World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others, focused on current opportunities to integrate findings and recommendations into future policies and programs.
Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in the dialogue. 

The event will also be livestreamed at

Follow along and join the conversation on Twitter using #LancetYouth

Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:30 am and the event will start promptly at 9:00 am EST.

Please find attached the formal invitation for further information.