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Women in Intergovernmental Forums - Shaping the International Agenda

20 March 2017
Women in Intergovernmental Forums - Shaping the International Agenda

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:30 - 14:00
UNOG Library Events Room B-135
Palais des Nations, Geneva

Business as usual is not an option, if we want to fulfil the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and specifically Goal 5 on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. Peace, development, human rights and justice cannot be achieved without the equal participation of women in decision-making at all levels.

The UN-Women/International Gender Champions publication “Shaping the International Agenda: Raising Women's Voice in Intergovernmental Forums” informs and advises on women’s participation at some of the key decision-making tables. It focuses on national delegations to the meetings of international organizations’ governing bodies and highlights women’s leadership roles in these meetings.

Join us for the launch of this publication and participate in a discussion with International Gender Champions and other experts on concrete ways forward to realizing gender balance in intergovernmental forums.

Welcome remarks
Michael Moller
Director General, United Nations Office in Geneva
Ann Blomberg
Policy specialist, UN-Women Geneva Liaison Office
HE Mr. John Paton Quinn
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations
Office and other international organizations in Geneva
Martin Chungong
Secretary General, Inter-Parliamentary Union
Doreen Bogdan-Martin
Head, Strategic Planning and Membership Department and Secretary of the
Council and Plenipotentiary Conference, International Telecommunications Union
Dr. Jannie Lilja
Swedish delegate to the Human Rights Council

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