Launch Event

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Event speakers


Welcoming Remarks: H.E. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ( Download statement )

Overview of the Partnership: Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF (Download statement)

Video Message: Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO (Watch video statement)

Recommendations from Children: Ramon, Paraguay (Download statement En Es

Overview of the Fund: Baroness Shields, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Internet Safety and

Security, United Kingdom (Download statement)

Recommendations from Children: Diana Melissa, El Salvador

Overview of INSPIRE: Dr. Etienne Krug, Director, WHO





Presentations by Pathfinding Countries

  • Åsa Regnér, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Sweden (Download statement)
  • Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, Secretary of the Interior, Mexico (Download statement)
  • Lenny Rosalin, Deputy Minister of Child Development, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Republic of Indonesia (Download statement)
  • Sihaba Nkinga, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, United Republic of Tanzania (Download statement)


Contributions from Civil Society

  • Mr. Trihadi Saptoadi, Global Lead, Impact and Engagement, World Vision International on behalf of Civil Society (Download statement)



Speakers from the floor


  • H.E. Mr. Carlos Zarate Fleitas, Minister of Childhood and Adolescence, Paraguay (Download statement)
  • H.E. Ambassador Mr. Courtney Rattray, Jamaica (Download statement)
  • H.E. Dr. Rohan Perera, Sri Lanka (Download statement)
  • Mrs. Laura Bianca Comanescu, Diplomatic Counsellor, Romania (Download statement)
  • Marta Santos Pais, SRSG on Violence Against Children (Download statement)
  • Lucy Liu , US Fund for UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador
  • Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children Affected by Armed Conflict
  • Kathleen Cravero, President of Oak Foundation
  • Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (Download statement)
  • Ahmad Alhendawy, Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (Download statement)
  • Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women (Download statement)
  • General Dallaire, Founder, Child Soldiers Initiative (Download statement)
  • Susan Hillis, CDC (Download statement)
  • Benoit Van Keirsblick, Defence for Children (Download statement)
  • Kristen Grennan, WAGGS



Closing Remarks


  • H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the General Assembly

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