State of the World’s Fathers New York City Launch at the United Nations on June 16, 2015

The launch event will include opening remarks and comments, a presentation of the report’s key findings, and a panel discussion about how and why fatherhood matters.

Opening Remarks

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Key Note Address

  • Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA

Presentation of Key Findings

  • Gary Barker, International Director, Promundo

Panel Discussion

  • Giselle Carino, Deputy Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR)
  • Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, UN Women
  • Lena Karlsson, Director, Child Protection Initiative, Save the Children
  • Michael Sneed, Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

Moderated by Richard Lui, MSNBC & NBC News Anchor/UN HeForShe Spokesperson/Plan International Because I Am A Girl Ambassador

Closing Remarks

  • Dean Peacock, Executive Director, Sonke Gender Justice
  • Nikki van der Gaag, Report Author and Author of “Feminism and Men”
  • Michael Kaufman, Report Author and Co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign

When: Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 3:30-5pm EDT
Where: United Nations Headquarters, Trusteeship Chamber 1st Avenue between 42nd and 48th Street, New York, New York United Nations Webcast to follow the event live:


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