UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women Events

Below is a list of UN Women co-sponsored events related to the Rule of Law during the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly. For a full list of UN Women events at the UN General Assembly, click here.

24th September

Strengthening Women's Access to Justice: High-level lunch event, co-hosted by Government of Finland, South Africa, and UN Women. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet, Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, and other leaders will speak at the event. The discussion will be moderated by the Director-General of International Development Law Organization, Irene Khan. Participants are invited to make concrete commitments to action and highlight initiatives to address challenges in women's access to justice, for example in the areas of legal reform, women's rights and access to justice within traditional and informal justice systems, and in conflict and post-conflict contexts.

Venue: Ambassador's Riverview, UN Headquarters
Time: 1.15 - 2.45 p.m.
The event is by invitation only, and will be webcast. It is open to accredited media but seats are extremely limited. Please rsvp to media contacts by 21st September 10 a.m.

25th September

Preventing sexual and gender-based crimes in conflict and securing justice for survivors: Panel event co-hosted by the United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations, UN Women, the Nobel Women's Initiative and the Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Speakers include: Nobel Peace Laureates Leymah Gbowee and Jody Williams; U.K. Foreign Minister William Hague; Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet; and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura.

Venue: Conference Room 6, North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters, New York
Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The event is by invitation only, and will be webcast. It is open to accredited media but seats are extremely limited. Please rsvp to media contacts by 24th September.