Bhubaneswar: The Orissa MDG Forum, initiated under the joint partnership of UNICEF and Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), is to hold a discussion on MDG 3 – Declining Child Sex Ratio in Odisha, on meeting on 28th December 2011, at the XIMB Campus, at 10:00 am.

A study has been undertaken on the declining sex ratio in Odisha and the findings as well the recommendations will be presented at this meet. The discussion will be led by an expert panel, followed by a plenary.

Ms Arti Ahuja, Secretary-cum-Commissioner WCD, Ms Shairose Mawji, Chief, UNICEF Odisha, Dr. Almas Ali, Senior Fellow, ISS New Delhi, Mr. B. C. Rath, Secretary, Odisha State Legal Services Authority, Dr. Deepa Prasad, State Programme Officer, UNFPA Odisha, Dr. Vikas Das, President, CLAP, Bhubaneswar, Dr. Nayanjeet Chaudhury, Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Public Health, and other senior functionaries from civil society, Academia and National/International organizations will attend the program.