UN Women Events at the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC IV), Istanbul, Turkey, 9-13 May 2011

Date : 06 May 2011

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The newly established UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is co-hosting several events at the LDC IV Conference in Istanbul. The events highlight the contribution of women, particularly rural women, in the least developed countries, and spotlight how best to unlock their economic potential to accelerate development. Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, is addressing the events. All events are open to the media unless stated otherwise.

Monday, 9 May

13:00-16:00
High-level meeting on Investment and Partnerships
Organized by TOBB and TUKSON; Hosted by United Nations and The Republic of Turkey [private sector track]. Intervention by Ms. Bachelet.
By invitation only.
Venue: Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, Rumeli Ballroom C and D

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Tuesday, 10 May

8:00-10:00
Business and Development Case(s) for Engaging Women in Global Value Chains
Organized by UN Women, Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSAD), International Trade Center (ITC) and the UN Global Compact. Keynote address by Ms. Bachelet [private sector track]
(Please note: Ms. Bachelet and Ms. Güler Sabanci, Chairperson of Sabanci Holding Venue will sign the Women's Empowerment Principles, a UN Women-UN Global Compact initiative)
Venue: Istanbul Congress Centre (ICC), Maçka Room

13:00-15:00
Women as a subject of Sustainable Development and Positive Action
A special event organized by the General Directorate on the Status of Women in the Turkish Prime Ministry. Ms. Bachelet will be on the panel.
Venue: Lütfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, Topkapi B

18:00-19:30
Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment through Financial Inclusion and Agricultural Development
A special event organized by UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Governments of Austria and Luxembourg. Ms. Bachelet will be on the panel.
Venue: Istanbul Congress Centre, Çamlica Hall

Wednesday, 11 May

13:00-15:00
Gender and Migration: Care Workers at the Interface of Migration and Development
A special luncheon event on organized by ILO and UN Women and the Governments of Nepal, Spain and the Philippines.
Venue: Lütfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, Galata Room

18:00-20:00
Making trade work for women in the LDCs
A special event organized by UN Women and UNCTAD
Venue: Lütfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, Topkapi A

Thursday, 12 May

10:00-13:00
High-level Interactive Thematic Debate on “Human and Social Development, Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women
Organized by OHRLLS [intergovernmental track]. Ms. Bachelet will be the lead discussant at the debate
Venue: Lütfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, Rumeli C

13:00-15:00
Integrating migration and remittances in LDC national and regional development planning, including through a gender perspective
A special luncheon event organized by UN Women and IOMand the Governments of Benin and the Philippines and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
Venue: Lütfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, Topkapi A

To set up media interviews, please contact:

  • Oisika Chakrabarti, Media Specialist, UN Women, +1 646 781-4522, oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org

More information on UN Women: www.unwomen.org

For media accreditation information for the LDC IV Conference: http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/ldc/home/conference/pid/14359

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