UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér visits Brussels

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér will be on her first official visit to Brussels, Belgium, from 10 to 11 October 2018.

The visit is intended to continue strengthening partnerships with the European Union and the Government of Belgium, as well as with civil society, to accelerate progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, both at home and abroad.

Leading up to the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October), the Ms. Regnér will be speaking at the Global Girls’ Summit 2018 hosted by Plan International on 10 of October, to encourage and empower girls and to drive change for gender equality.

She will also co-chair a discussion on gender equality and women’s empowerment at the event, “The Future of Europe”, hosted by Friends of Europe on 11 of October, and address the EU Council’s Working Group on Development, chaired by the Austrian Presidency.

During her visit, Ms. Regnér will meet with key partners from the European Commission, the European External Action Service and the European Parliament. She will take the opportunity to engage with civil society representatives to exchange views on gender equality issues in EU and explore joint advocacy.

Highlights

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Asa Regner speaks at the Global Girls Summit. Photo: Lea Paccaud
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér speaks at the Global Girls Summit, hosted by Plan International. Photo: UN Women/Lea Paccaud

At the Global Girls Summit 2018, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér encouraged girls to be leaders in driving change for gender equality.

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér with European Commission Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, Stefano Manservisi . Photo: UN Women/Lea Paccaud
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér with European Commission Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, Stefano Manservisi . UN Women/Laurence Gillois

During her visit, Ms. Regnér met with key partners from the European Commission and European Parliament, including the European Commission Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, Stefano Manservisi and European External Action Service Principal Advisor on Gender, Mara Marinaki. She was also invited for an exchange with European Union Member States and the EU at the Working Party on Development Cooperation of the Council of the European Union.

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér with European External Action Service Principal Advisor on Gender, Mara Marinaki. Photo: UN Women/Lea Paccaud
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér with European External Action Service Principal Advisor on Gender, Mara Marinaki. Photo: UN Women/Lea Paccaud
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