Media Advisory: High-level event on Gender Equality and Global Call to Action on Equal Pay

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to lead the conversation

Date: 15 March 2016

Media contacts:

Oisika Chakrabarti, Ph: +1 646 781-4522; Email: oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org
Sharon Grobeisen, Ph: +1 646 781-4753; Email: sharon.grobeisen[at]unwomen.org
Zina Alam, Ph: +1 646 781-4783; Email: zina.alam[at]unwomen.org

Media outlets are invited to attend the high-level event on Gender Equality and Global Call to Action on Equal Pay during the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

WHAT: High-level event on Gender Equality and Global Call to Action on Equal Pay, a two-part event with the first part being a dialogue on gender equality between Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director; and the second part a moderated interview-style discussion with Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka and key stakeholders on a global call to action on equal pay for work of equal value, organized by UN Women.

WHO: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, will lead a conversation on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the first segment of the event, moderated by Sade Baderinwa, Emmy Award-winning journalist of WABC Channel 7. The second segment will include video messages from Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Prime Minister of Iceland, and Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden, as well as panelists Renana Jhabvala, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Jill Shenker, International Organizing Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Abby Wambach, Olympic gold medalist, World Cup winner and U.S. football icon.

WHEN: 16 March, 12 noon–1.30 p.m., ECOSOC Chamber [Live webcast]

PRINT MEDIA: Limited seats are available for print media in the gallery area and will be filled on first-come-first-serve basis. Seating will be completed by 11.45 a.m., or earlier, once seats are filled.

PHOTO and VIDEO MEDIA: Please report to MALU offices on the 2nd floor of the UN Secretariat Building half an hour before event starts and they will direct you to the booths. UN Media Accreditation is needed to attend this event.

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