One year after the launch of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), the Global Compact and UN Women will convene representatives from the private sector, Government, civil society and the UN. The event, held on the occasion of the 100th Annual International Women’s Day from 9 to 10 March, will take stock of how the WEPs have been operationalized to advance company efforts to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community and identify areas for improvement. The event will be held at the Levin Institute in New York.
A live webcast of the first day of the event (9 March) will be made available. Access the live webcast » (you must have Windows Media Player installed in your computer).
The UN Secretary-General will open the event at 8:50am EST on 9 March 2011. Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, will make concluding remarks at 17:30 EST. Full programme details »
High-resolution photos will be available for download at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ungc/ shortly after the event’s conclusion.
For additional information, visit: http://unglobalcompact.org/Issues/human_rights/equality_means_business.html