In connection with the International Day of the Girl Child, MacArthur joined a meeting convened by Secretary Hillary Clinton with leaders in government and the private sector, including South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, about a shared commitment to improving the lives of girls worldwide.  Following the meeting, the Secretary announced new U.S. Government and private initiatives to prevent child marriage and promote girls’ education around the world. MacArthur’s initiative on girls’ secondary education in developing countries, which aims to improve participation my marginalized girls in quality, relevant secondary education, was a focus of the meeting and the announcement.

Watch the video of Secretary Clinton’s remarks below.

Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries, Education, Youth