74th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74)

New York, NY
September 17, 2019 - September 27, 2019

About the event

The United Nations General Assembly 74th session is open from September 17-24, 2019. IAWG will be promoting meetings related to humanitarian settings and sexual and reproductive health. IAWG members have shared the humanitarian-related session below.

Are We Failing Girls? Learning From What Doesn’t Work to Improve Girls Lives

Tuesday, September 24 10 AM – 11 AM
Population Council
1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
New York, NY

Billions of dollars are poured into programs and policies to improve the lives of adolescent girls every year. But how do we know that those investments actually work? And what do we do if they don’t? Too often, we focus on promoting successes and we miss the opportunity to learn from failure.

Join the Population Council’s GIRL Center on Tuesday, September 24th at 10AM ET on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss how the world’s reticence to use and deploy evidence, and, in particular, our reticence to learn from failure, is failing adolescent girls. Dr. Xiaodong Lin-Siegler, Director of Columbia University’s EPIC center, a new research center studying failure as a catalyst for innovation and success, will provide the keynote.

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