Save the Children Canada

Save the Children Canada

September 16, 2010 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: EVERY ONE Deserves a Fair Chance at Life

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2010) -

Event: UN Summit to review Millennium Development Goals & Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting – David Morley President and CEO Save the Children Canada to attend
   
Dates: September 19 – 22
Wednesday September 22 – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launches the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health
   
Location: New York City
   
Contact: to arrange an interview contact, Cicely McWilliam cell: 647-291-1683 phone: 416.218.1888
email: cmcwilliam@savethechildren.ca
 

World leaders including Prime Minister Harper and U.S. President Obama will be attending the United Nations Summit to review the Millennium Development Goals (September 20 to September 22). The goal of the summit is to refocus the efforts and attention of world governments to meet the 2015 target to dramatically reduce global poverty, its overall impact and specifically its effects on the health of women and children around the world.

Save the Children will have a significant presence at the summit. David Morley, President and CEO of Save the Children Canada will be attending both the summit as well as the Clinton Global Initiative Annual meeting. He will be available for interviews.

Save the Children was one of the civil society organizations that formed the Canadian Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Coalition that called on the government to make the health of mothers and children the development focus at the recent Muskoka G8 meetings.

Development Expert:

David Morley, President & CEO, Save the Children (Canada)

Languages: English, Portuguese, French

Mr. Morley has over thirty years of community development experience in Latin America and Africa and as the former Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders he is also experienced with emergency response in cases of natural disasters and conflict situations. David Morley's writing on international issues has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, La Presse and the Toronto Star, The Hill Times and he is a frequent commentator on radio and television. He co-authored the Canadian bestseller Under the Tree: Creative Alternatives to a Consumer Christmas, a book about environmental and global issues as well as Healing Our World: Inside Doctors without Borders which has been released in Canada, South Korea, and the United States, where it has received numerous awards.

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