Accelerating the women’s movement for peace and humanitarian action: Innovating and challenging the status quo

WPHF’s commitment night and reception spotlighting the actions and commitments of partners to reach USD 40 million by 2020 and celebrate the results of WPHF-supported women peacebuilders and crises responders.
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Event type: Lectures, seminars, panel discussions

Start date: 27 September 2018 | Start time: 18:30 UTC-04:00
End date: 27 September 2018 | End time: 20:30 UTC-04:00

Location: Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, 10017, United States

Event description

A Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) event, co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Cordaid, UNFPA and UN Women.

WPHF’s commitment night and reception spotlighting the actions and commitments of partners to reach USD 40 million by 2020 and celebrate the results of WPHF-supported women peacebuilders and crises responders.

Moderated by CBS News Chief Foreign Affairs and 60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan—and featuring remarks from WPHF Global Advocate Kristen Bell and a special tribute performance by French recording artist Louane—the event concludes with the lighting of New York City’s Empire State Building in support of WPHF and its mission to empower women working to build peace and responding to crises around the world.

Speakers include:

  • Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, UN Population Fund
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,Executive Director, UN Women
  • Mavic Cabrera Balleza, CEO, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

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Follow the online conversation on @WPHFund using the hashtags: #40x20 #wphfund #financewomenforward. The event is being live-streamed on Facebook.

RSVP: This event is open to both UN accredited and non-UN accredited media. Interested media should contact matthew.rullo[at]unwomen.org for details on registration.

Sponsored by: UN Women Headquarters, Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF), co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Cordaid, UNFPA