Bonang to lead discussion on girls education at UN

JOHANNESBURG - Bonang Matheba will be the lead moderator at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly “Leave No Girl Behind” discussion In New York on Tuesday.

Panellists for the discussion will include President of France Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British PM Theresa May and Norwegian PM Erna Solberg.
The discussion on Girls Education and Empowerment – titled “12 Years to Break Barriers and Leave No Girl Behind” – is expected to cover ways of achieving quality education for all girls globally by 2030 and will also include a number of respected professionals in the field as well as advocates from Global Citizen who are arranging the panel discussion.
The multi–award-winning South African media personality – who recently won an International Achievement Recognition Award for Best Media Personality – will also speak at a special Global Citizen function before attending the Global Citizen Festival in New York on September 29.

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 Global Citizen is a global movement of engaged citizens who use their collective voice in efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030 and its festivals bring some of the world’s top artists together to raise awareness and funds to impact lasting change.
Later this year, Bonang will also be a host at the Global Citizen Festival to take place in Johannesburg on 2 December which will see the likes of Jay Z, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Pharrel Williams and Chris Martin, Usher and more performing in honour of the Nelson Mandela Centenary.

Bonang and Naomi Campbell are the official hosts for the festival.