Calendar of Side Events

NGOs with valid UN grounds passes need not indicate prior interest in attending events unless specified by event sponsors. Side events on UN premises are not ticketed this year unless they are by invitation only. 

Please note that side event organizers may make a limited number of tickets available to guests without UN grounds passes. There will be a specified contact email or RSVP link to request tickets in the schedule below for each respective event. 

Confirmed guests without UN grounds passes should receive a communication from side event organizers regarding the location and time for ticket pick-up. Tickets for guests without UN grounds passes are only distributed by the side event organizer, and it is the responsibility of the side event organizer to communicate the details to their participants. Neither the UN Pass & ID office nor the CSW info desk have tickets for side events. 

Please check back frequently as times and venues of side events may change.

Sat, 11 March | Sun, 12 March
Mon, 13 March | Tue, 14 March | Wed, 15 March | Thu, 16 March | Fri, 17 March
Mon, 20 March | Tue, 21 March | Wed, 22 March | Thu, 23 March | Fri, 24 March

 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

  • UN Women
    United Nations Observance of International Women's Day 2017. Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030
 

Saturday, 11 March 2017

  • UN Women
    CSW61 Youth Forum

    Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
 

Sunday, 12 March 2017

  • UN Women
    CSW61 Youth Forum

    Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
 

Monday, 13 March 2017

  • African Female Mayors Network
    Women for sustainable development in Africa
    Contact: cketcha33[at]yahoo.fr
  • Malawi and UN Women
    Opportunities for women to move up value chains in Malawi through economic empowerment for the vulnerable and most excluded
    Contact: malawinewyork[at]aol.com
    The specific objectives of the side event are as follows: - To demonstrate successful economic empowerment initiatives that have the potential of taking women out of poverty. - To demonstrate factors that are critical in the economic empowerment of women especially the poorest and most excluded. - To share Malawi's best practice for advancement of women empowerment and gender equality.
  • Netherlands
    Intersectionality: An Inclusive Approach To Gender Equality
    Contact: lieneke.paalman[at]minbuza.nl
    rsvp: https://goo.gl/forms/7Wrs3v69qOyHTQP12 Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • Jordan, Jordan National Commission for Women, UN Women, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA)
    Estimating the economic cost of violence against women in the Arab region
    Contact: bahdjabessai61[at]gmail.com
    Estimating the economic cost of violence against women in the Arab region
  • Spain, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and AFAMMER (Asociación de Familias y Mujeres del Mundo Rural)
    Rural and Indigenous Women Economic Empowerment and Food Security
    Contact: flodve[at]gmail.com
  • Slovak Republic, European Commission, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Women
    Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty
    Contact: peter.selepec[at]mzv.sk
    The High-level Event (HLE) "Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty" held on 16 December 2016 in Rome, provided governments, UN entities, civil society and other stakeholders with the opportunity to identify challenges, gaps and collaborative actions to unleash the potential of rural women and girls to end food insecurity and poverty. In the context of the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the European Union and the Slovak Republic, together with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Women, will organize a side event aimed at continuing the dialogue initiated during the HLE. Aimed at representatives of Member States, UN entities, non-governmental organizations and civil society, the side event will disseminate the key messages from the HLE, particularly with regard to three critical elements that were highlighted during the HLE deliberations:
    - The crucial role that rural women play in ending hunger and poverty;
    - The need for policies and programmes to accelerate rural women's economic empowerment; and
    - The importance of promoting transformative approaches to tackle the underlying socio-cultural and behavioural causes of gender inequality in rural areas.
  • Bahrain and UN Women
    Launch of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women
    Contact: nbotmi[at]gmail.com
    No more reservations
  • United Kingdom, Liechtenstein and Nigeria
    Addressing the Gender Dimensions of Modern Day Slavery
    Contact: aaron.holtz[at]fco.gov.uk
    Modern slavery affects an estimated 46 million people worldwide, over half of whom are women and girls. Gender inequality and widespread discrimination against women and girls can make them uniquely vulnerable. The international community needs a better understanding of the specific risk factors and vulnerabilities putting women and girls (and men and boys) at risk. This is essential for delivering more effective approaches to preventing and responding to Modern Slavery.
  • Morocco
    Financing equality within the agenda of sustainable development 2030 | Le finance de l'égalité dans le cadre de l'agenda de développement durable 2030
  • Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
    Autonomisation économique des femmes et inclusion financière : des leviers clés pour un développement juste et durable | Promoting the economic empowerment of women and ensuring the full exercise of their rights in the world of work within the Francophone world
  • Zimbabwe
    "Human Trafficking: Ending the Myth of Greener Pastures" A case of Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Uganda and Africa
    Contact: srchekeche[at]gmail.com
  • Germany
    Women20 Germany: Diverse, Resilient and Viable - Empowering Women in the G20 (German Presidency 2017)
    Contact: assistant1[at]w20-germany.org
    Please RSVP by 5 March
  • Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden
    Gender equality the Nordic way: What can we learn from it?
    Contact: Synne.Marie.Berge[at]mfa.no
    Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • Bangladesh
    Women & Sustainable Peace: Essential for the Human Rights to Peace
  • UNESCO and WomEng
    Empowerment of Women in Engineering in the Workplace and Launch of the Million Girls in STEM Campaign
    Contact: d.kouta-lopatey[at]unesco.org
    The event will consist of a high level panel, a round table on the "Empowerment of Women in Engineering in the Workplace" followed by the launch of the Million Girls in STEM Campaign
    No more reservations
  • World Bank Group, Global Women's Institute of the George Washington University, World Health Organization, and Government of Canada
    National and Community Based Prevention Programs Addressing Intimate Partner Violence
    Contact: katanda[at]worldbankgroup.org
    Panelists include: - Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur Violence against Women, its causes and consequences; - Natasha Stott Despoja, Former Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls and Chair of Our watch; - Chloe Fevre, Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank Group; - Mary Ellsberg, Director, Global Women's Institute; and - Avni Amin, World Health Organization.
    No more reservations
  • Senegal and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
    Empowering Young Women Entrepreneurs in Africa through ICTs: Mobile App Solutions for Sustainable Development and the Changing World of Work
    Contact: d.kouta-lopatey[at]unesco.org
    UNESCO?s YouthMobile initiative aims to include young people, and particularly young girls, in developing countries in the digital revolution. By providing young girls with basic technical skills and the confidence to develop, promote, and sell locally relevant mobile applications, the initiative aims to create employment opportunities and at the same time create solutions in different fields such as agriculture, health and education. These youth-made innovations contribute to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This side event will focus on highlighting best practices and public-private partnerships in the framework of UNESCO?s YouthMobile initiative in preparing young women in Africa for the changing world of work.
  • Canada, ARC International
    Successes and Barriers for LBT Women's Economic Empowerment
    Contact: Leah.Schmidt[at]international.gc.ca
  • Slovakia and the Council of Europe
    Coordinated response to violence against women
    Contact: peter.selepec[at]mzv.sk
  • Indonesia, Finland
    Achieving SDGs: the Role of Women Peacekeeper in Community Building
    Contact: rsvpindonesia[at]indonesiamission-ny.org
  • Albania
    Application of GRB to the economic empowerment of women in Albania
    Contact: ingrit.prizreni[at]mfa.gov.al
    The example of the Executive and Local Governance of Albania on Gender Responsive Budgeting
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa ( ESARO); Member States ESARO; SONKE.
    Working with men and boys for the elimination of FGM in Eastern and Southern Africa.
    Contact: tall[at]unfpa.org
  • UN Women, Iceland, Switzerland, South Africa, International Labour Organization (ILO)
    Launch of the Equal Pay Platform of Champions
    Join Patricia Arquette, Abby Wambach and other champions in a call to action to achieve equal pay for work of equal value.
    Guests with NGO passes and tickets will enter through the UN visitor entrance on First Avenue and 46th street. Please note that the UN visitor entrance will close at 7 pm. After 7 pm, guests will be able to exit, but not to enter. Access to the GA Hall for guests with NGO passes and tickets will be through the ceremonial entrance on the second floor of the building. Guests may use the stairs in the GA lobby to access the hall. Guests with accessibility needs may use the elevators located in the lobby. Please be seated by 6.15 pm as doors will close at 6.30 pm. Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • UN-Habitat
    Women's role in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda: Harnessing and strengthening sustainable urbanization using participatory methodologies
    Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-role-in-the-implementation-of-the-new-urban-agenda-tickets-32355723841 Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • Costa Rica, Oxfam International
    Addressing inequalities in care work to achieve women's economic empowerment
    Contact: vgarcia[at]misioncronu.org
    Addressing women's heavy and disproportionate responsibility for unpaid care work, and recognizing the value of care work to the economy is crucial to the realization of women?s economic empowerment. The UN High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment has named care work as one of the seven key drivers in the agenda. Sustainable Development Goal 5.4 commits member States to recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies. To achieve this will require bold action from all stakeholders, to ensure that economic policies recognize and support care work, harmful social norms on care are transformed, and paid care workers have access to decent work and a living wage. This event will discuss the priorities for action to ensure that SDG target 5.4 is realized, and how stakeholders can work together in partnerships that will advance the agenda.
    No more reservations
  • Malta, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
    Legal Reforms to Protect the Human Rights of Trans, Intersex and Gender Variant People
    Contact: maltasideevent[at]gmail.com
    Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • Turkey
    RECONCILIATION OF WORK AND FAMILY LIFE: RESTRUCTURING THE LEAVE AND WORK PATTERNS
    Contact: turkishsideeventcsw61[at]gmail.com
    RSVP: Due to limited room capacity please RSVP to turkishsideeventcsw61@gmail.com including your name, organization and position (if applicable) and an indication, if you have a UN badge no later than 8 March 2017
    No more reservations
  • Sweden, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Women
    Enhancing opportunities for rural women's employment: Lessons from the Joint Programme on Rural Women's Economic Empowerment
    Contact: azzurra.chiarini[at]wfp.org
    For inquiries or questions, please contact azzurra.chiarini[at]wfp.org and alina.seebacher[at]wfp.org. To RSVP, please use the link above.
  • Denmark
    Global Goals World Cup
 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Due to inclement weather, the United Nation Headquarters will be closed. There will be no meetings and no side events.

 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

  • Italy
    Per aspera ad astra: Women in the Italian Armed Forces and their contribution to the empowerment of local women in international operations
    Contact: rapponu[at]smd.difesa.it
    Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • Fiji, Belgium, Namibia, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region
    Violence against women and the achievement of economic empowerment
    Contact: gbai[at]fijiprun.org
    Please join us for this exciting high level side event on the margins of CSW61. Our distinguished panelists will discuss their countries' progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 5 and the crucial role that eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls in both public and private spheres plays in the economic empowerment of women and will examine national policies that aim to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls. Speakers include: Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation of Fiji Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Republic of Namibia Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Belgium to the UN Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN Office in Geneva IPPF/WHR Gender-Based Violence Expert
  • Belgium, European Women's Lobby
    The Nordic Model on prostitution: a key step to ensure girls and young womens economic empowerment
  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women
    Informal NGO morning briefing
    TOWN HALL WITH DR. PHUMZILE MLAMBO-NGCUKA, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women

    Requires UN grounds pass to attend. For non pass holders, the town hall can be viewed on webtv.un.org or live streamed to the Church Center (CCUN) - 2nd Floor
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Men Engage, Alliance Promundo
    Engaging Men and Boys: Strengthening Civil Society and Government Partnerships to Scale Up Approaches
    Contact: sharafi[at]unfpa.org
  • Italy, FIDAPA BPW Italy
    Is there any added value to be a Woman Entrepreneur? And if we add the country brand?
    For inquiries please contact +1 646 840 5316 CAPACITY FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN REACHED
  • Germany
    ACCESSIBLE CITIES & THE NEEDS OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES & OLDER WOMEN
  • Cyprus, Bulgaria, Belgium, Andorra, Liechtenstein and the Council of Europe
    Sexist Hate Speech - a Violation of Women's Human Rights
    Contact: rsvp[at]cyprusun.org
    Sexist hate speech is one form of expression of sexism. It is rampant in Europe and beyond and disproportionally targets women. Sexist hate speech takes many forms both online and offline, including victim blaming and re-victimisation; "slut-shaming"; body-shaming; "revenge porn"; brutal and sexualised threats of death, rape and violence; offensive comments on appearance, sexuality, sexual orientation or gender roles; false compliments or so-called jokes to humiliate and ridicule the target. Sexist hate speech is a form of violence against women and girls that perpetuates and exacerbates gender inequality. It undermines freedom of speech for women and girls, and has serious and severe emotional and/or physical effects on its targets.
  • Norway
    Women Human Rights Defenders
    Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • Plurinational State of Bolivia, Mexico, UN Women
    Hacia la profundizacion de la democracia paritaria en la region: retos y desafios
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
    A journey to strengthen cooperation between the international and regional human rights mechanisms on women's rights
    Contact: newyork[at]ohchr.org
    Thank you for your interest to the OHCHR side event . Please let us know the names of the colleagues in your organization who will be attending by Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Kindly include in the subject of your email the title of the side event you wish to attend.
  • Malawi, SADC Gender Protocol Alliance; Gender Links for Equality and Justice; and FEMNET
    Localising SDGs to advance economic empowerment of Southern Africa women
    Contact: malawinewyork[at]aol.com
    Partnership with Governments: Localising the SDGs to advance the Economic Empowerment of women in the African Region, especially Southern Africa
  • League of Arab States, Arab Women Organization
    "Investing in Refugee Women: Turning Challenges into Opportunities"
    Contact: info[at]arabwomenorg.net
    The Side Event will discuss how investing in refugee women, empowering, and integrating them in the society can actually work for the social and economic benefit of the host countries, alongside refugees.
  • Afghanistan, Norway, India, UN Women
    Empowerment of women in rural and insecure areas in Afghanistan
    Contact: rasuli[at]afghanistan-un.org
    Panel Discussion on "Empowerment of women in rural and insecure areas in Afghanistan"
  • Spain
    Women, Peace and Security and Prevention: new directions and opportunities
  • Italy
    Promoting STEM as an essential factor for women's labor inclusion and career advancement
  • Chile, the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, UN Women
    Ending Violence against Women: Prevention and response to Femicide/Gender-related Killings of Women
    Contact: practicaprofesional1_monu[at]minrel.gob.cl
    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th FROM 1:15 PM TO 2:45 PM. HOTEL MILLENIUM, ROOM RIVERVIEW, 28TH FLOOR.
  • Canada, Germany, Lithuania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Women in Parliament (WIP), and International Civil Society Action Network for Women's Rights, Peace and Security (ICAN)
    The role of female Parliamentarians in implementing the global WPS Agenda
    Contact: alexandra[at]womeninparliaments.org
  • Morocco
    Participation économique des femmes : enjeux et défis
  • European Union
    A year of focused actions to combat violence against women and girls
    Contact: venise.greffine[at]eeas.europa.eu
    On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) 2016, the European Commission has launched a year of focused actions to put an end to violence against women and girls. Violence against women and girls can only be combated if we address the problem from all directions and at all levels, from local authorities (such as police officers) to national governments and international organisations. Civil society organisations, social partners and academia all have an important contribution to make. The year of focused actions aims to connect all efforts to stop violence against women.
  • Ecuador
    Economic Empowerment of Women through Tax Justice
    Contact: fgarciap[at]yahoo.com
    No more reservations
  • Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the NSW Council of Social Service
    National action on Indigenous women's economic empowerment (Australia, Canada and New Zealand Perspectives)
  • Egypt
    International launching of the Egypt campaign for "Al Taa' Al marbouta"
  • Denmark
    Healthy Women, Healthy Livelihoods: Delivering an integrated NCD response for all
  • UN Women
    An "Unstereotyped" World: Catalyzing the private sector to change the way the world works for women by tackling harmful social norms and gender stereotypes
  • Liechtenstein, Spain and Switzerland
    All Survivors Project (SGBV against men and boys)
    Please confirm you attendance to raquel.villodres@maec.es at your earliest convenience to ensure you access to the building
  • United Kingdom, Denmark
    Social Norms, Gender Equality and the Economic Empowerment of Young People
    Contact: aaron.holtz[at]fco.gov.uk
  • Belarus, GROUP OF FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY and CIVIL SOCIETY FOR THE FAMILY
    ROOT CAUSES OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS: KEY ROLE OF THE FAMILY FOR PROTECTION AND PREVENTION
    Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA)
    Gender Responsive Humanitarian Action: GenCap de-brief featuring cases from Colombia and Central African Republic
    Contact: hilde.sjobo[at]gmail.com
    GenCap Advisers play a unique role in the facilitation of gender equality programming. Senior Gender Advisors are especially well placed to find entry points for the inclusion of gender analysis and programming in these highly complex environments. GenCap Advisers working in Colombia and Central African Republic will brief on their experiences, challenges, and lessons learnt working on gender equality programming in natural and conflict related emergencies. Kindly use this form to register: https://goo.gl/forms/yJn294GPawZJqYkA2 Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate email RSVPs.
  • Iceland
    Gender equality in the Labour Market and Equal pay: What works? - The Icelandic Approach to Affirmative Actions.
    Contact: th[at]mfa.is
    Will Iceland manage to close the gender gap? A number of special measures in the labour market have contributed to Iceland repeatedly ranking as world leader in gender equality. Nevertheless, the relative standing of women and men in both public life and the economy is characterized by many paradoxes and persistent stereotypes. The ground breaking Equal Pay Standard will be in focus, along with how affirmative action and trilateral cooperation has between the Government, the private sector and unions increased gender equality in the labour market and the economy. The current plans of the Icelandic Government to implement a legislation requiring companies and institutions with 25 or more employees to obtain an equal pay system certification based on the standard will be discussed. NOTE! No need to RSVP- All you need a valid UN ground pass to join the event (no special events tickets will be issued).
  • France
    Avortement et contraception : des droits universels | Abortion and contraception : universal rights 
  • Finland
    Women's empowerment and gender equality in public working life
    Contact: anni.marjomaa[at]formin.fi
    As a large-scale employer the public sector, which is often female dominated, should have a leading role in addressing these challenges and in advancing gender equality and women's economic empowerment through gender sensitive policies and practices. The side event focuses on sharing policies, practices and information on promoting gender equality and non-discrimination in the public sector and in the UN System. Recruitment, equal pay and career development in public service will be discussed as well as the planning, creation, adjustment and implementation of gender sensitive policies and other tools for promoting overall wellbeing at work. Register by 10 March only if you DO NOT hold a UN grounds pass at https://www.lyyti.in/Gender_Equality_in_the_Workplace
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Women's Refugee Commission, Oxfam
    Economic empowerment of displaced women
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), UN Women, World Food Programme (tbc) and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (tbc)
    Empowering rural and indigenous women to achieve food security and nutrition: The CEDAW General Recommendation 34 on the rights of rural women
  • Switzerland
    Care policies in the Agenda 2030: Advancing the Triple R framework to Recognise, Reduce and Redistribute unpaid care work
  • Nigeria
    Side event by Nigeria
  • Madagascar, International Organization of La Francophonie, Network of Francophone Women Parliamentarians
    Femmes et filles migrantes et réfugiées, les défis et les pistes de réflexion pour une meilleure protection et une réelle autonomisation. Quelles sont les priorités pour l'espace francophone ? | Migrant and refugee women and girls: challenges and reflection for better protection and real empowerment. What are the priorities for the Francophone area?
    Contact: patricia.herdt[at]francophonie.org
  • France
    Empowering Women with endometriosis to manage working life
  • Hungary, UN Women
    Fighting Stereotypes with Judit Polgár, Chess Grandmaster and Planet 50-50 Champion
    Contact: csw61.hungarianmission[at]gmail.com
  • Pakistan
    Screening of the award winning Women's Rights related Movie "DUKHTAR" (The Daughter)
    Contact: saadawarraich[at]gmail.com
    "Screening of Award winning women's rights related Movie, Dukhtar (the daughter)"
  • Permanent Mission of Costa Rica and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
    The Secretary-General's First 100 Days: Towards a more feminist United Nations
    Contact: adrianlev[at]gmail.com
    The objective of the event will be to reflect on the current state of women's rights and leadership at the United Nations, highlight the Secretary-General's progress on gender equality and women's rights to date and present the proposed agenda for his leadership compiled by ICRW and other leading civil society advocates, and invite dialogue among UN staff and CSW delegates across government and civil society.
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and ActionAid
    Securing land tenure rights for women's economic empowerment in a changing world of work
    Contact: truzvidz[at]uneca.org
    In October 2016, rural women across Africa marked the global week of action against hunger. Rural women on the continent started an initiative dubbed Kilimanjaro initiative. The initiative mobilized rural women from across Africa towards an iconic moment at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, using women's rights to land and productive resources as an entry point for the mobilization of rural women to define the future they want. This side event will share experiences on women's campaigns to access land across Africa and the results of these initiatives especially in achieving women's economic empowerment.
    No more reservations
  • Zambia, Zonta International Foundation and ILO
    ECONOMIC SECURITY, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THE WORK PLACE
    Contact: hellensibs[at]yahoo.com
 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

  • Italy
    Trafficking of women and children fleeing conflicts
    Contact: jessica.cupellini[at]esteri.it
    CAPACITY FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN REACHED
  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women
    Informal NGO morning briefing
    SETTING THE STAGE FOR CSW
    H.E. Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women
    Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

    Requires UN grounds pass to attend.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN, and the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)
    Rising Extremism, Macro-Economic Policies, and the Relevance of Gendered Analysis
    Contact: nika.saeedi[at]undp.org
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, with co-sponsorship from the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations, the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, UN Women, United Nations Population Fund, Women Enabled International, and Women?s Refugee Commission
    Advancing the Leadership of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Development and Society: Networking Workshop
    Contact: enable[at]un.org
    Background, concept note, flyer and further information at: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/news/news/women-and-girls-with-disabilities-at-csw61.html - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017/side-events/calendar-of-side-events#sthash.ZY7MkdpG.dpuf
  • United Arab Emirates and Norway
    Every Woman Every Child Everywhere: Delivering integrated education and health services in humanitarian situations
    Contact: silje.johanne.eggestad[at]mfa.no
  • The Gambia
    Engaging and Providing Structural Strategies that will encourage women and girls and enable them to empower each other at every step of their lives.
    Contact: gambia_un[at]hotmail.com
  • Iceland and HeforShe
    The Barbershop Toolbox: Changing the Discourse among Men & Boys on Gender Equality
    Contact: th[at]mfa.is
    Building on successful Barbershop Conferences organized around the world, which created a space for men and boys to engage in gender equality discussions, the government of Iceland has developed a Barbershop toolkit with MenEngage & UN Women. The toolkit will enable supporters around the world to replicate the discussion in their community, workplace or school. Join us for the launch of the toolbox and see how you can get your men & boys working for gender equality! NOTE! No need to RSVP- All you need a valid UN ground pass to join the event (no special events tickets will be issued).
  • GHANA
    Economic Emporwerment of Women in the Cocoa Industry
  • The Government of Denmark, Plan International, Accenture
    The Lifecycle of Economic Empowerment: Enabling Environments for Girls and Young Women
  • Angola
    Achieving Women's Economic Empowerment: Employment, Policy Implementation and the Well being of Rural Women and Youth Participation
    Contact: amalipui[at]angolaun.org
  • Uruguay, Comité de América Latina y el Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer - CLADEM
    Girls forced to be mothers: an obstacle to the empowerment of the Americas | Niñas forzadas a ser madres: un óbstaculo para el empoderamiento de las Américas CLADEM - URUGUAY
    Contact: arlima16[at]gmail.com
    Promover la reflexión y la acción sobre la urgencia de que los Estados de la región garanticen políticas, mecanismos y presupuestos para la prevención, sanción y erradicación del embarazo infantil forzado en la agenda pública y asegurar compromisos para aplicar estándares de derechos humanos en las leyes y políticas públicas en la materia y lograr así un real empoderamiento de niñas. Promote reflection and action on the urgent need for States in the region to guarantee policies, mechanisms and budgets for the prevention, punishment and eradication of forced child pregnancy on the public agenda and to ensure commitments to implement human rights standards.
  • Hosted by Hungary, in collaboration with UN Women
    Work-life (Im)balance
    Contact: losztrovszki[at]mfa.gov.hu
    The panel will discuss policies, programmes and best practices aimed at the realization of women's rights and empowerment by addressing the challenges that professionally active women have to face in fulfilling their multiple roles in the workplace and in their family. High level panelists will share their respective experience in implementing family policies, designing development projects, spearheading foundations, all with the aim of supporting women?s empowerment and release their full potential in the workplace and in the family. The audience will also learn about personal experiences of the speakers. With the participation of H.E. Ms. Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs, Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary; Ms. Meg Jones, Director for Women's Economic Empowerment at UN Women; Ms. Judit Polgár, Chess Grandmaster, beholder of the title "UN Women Global Champion Planet 50-50 by 2030"; Ms. Veronica Berti Bocelli, spouse of Mr Andrea Bocelli, co-founder of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. If you do not hold a valid UN ID, please RSVP until 10 March on http://bit.ly/2lO5ekB Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • Sweden and Multilateral Development Banks Working Group on Gender
    Women's Job in Male-Oriented Sectors
    Contact: ruizm[at]ebrd.com
    A discussion on how to promote women's participation in a non-traditional sectors, presenting experiences from around the globe.
  • Australia, Fiji, JERA (Justice Equality Rights Access) International and economicSecurity4Women (eS4W)
    Workforce Participation ? the future of work and the promotion of flexibility to help working families
  • Finland
    Indigenous Peoples' Cultural Heritage: Indigenous Peoples' Participation and the Role of Indigenous Women in Promoting Cultural Heritage
    Contact: anni.marjomaa[at]formin.fi
    This side event provides an opportunity to discuss experiences of promoting cultural heritage. The focus of the event will be indigenous peoples' participation and, in particular, the role of women in preserving cultural heritage. It also provides an opportunity to get an insight into recent research on cultural heritage and to follow-up on the study and advice by the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. What good practices are there to promote and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples with respect to their cultural heritage? What are the remaining challenges and how can the international community support to overcome them? Event is full.
    No more reservations
  • Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    Support of religious leaders and scholars for women empowerment in OIC Member States
    Contact: jaan_agha[at]yahoo.com
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union and Trinidad and Tobago
    Equality in politics: another 50 years to reach 50-50?
    Contact: ny-office[at]ipu.org
  • Jordan, KARAMA
    Women's perspectives on the key issues facing the region
    Contact: selam.tesfaye[at]gmail.com
    Women's perspectives on the key issues facing the region
  • Austria (OSCE Chaimanship-in-Office 2017), Finland, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), World Federation of Ukrainian Women's Organizations (WFUWO), United Methodist Women, Georgetown Institute on Women, Peace and Security
    Regional Women's Dialogue panel on implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Contact: MPrykhodko[at]unitedmethodistwomen.org
  • International Labour Organization and UN Women
    Ending Violence against Women: Prevention and response in the world of work
    Contact: p.lust-bianchi[at]unwomen.org
    Building on their ongoing collaboration on gender-equality and women's empowerment in the workplace, UN Women and the International Labour Organization are organizing a CSW side-event to explore the importance of the world of work as a context to develop and implement strategies to prevent and to respond to violence against women, regardless of whether this occurs at work or elsewhere. This event will bring together experts, Member States, representatives of employers and trade unions as well as civil society and should contribute to inform forthcoming programmatic and normative work, including the International Labour Conference in June 2018. List of speakers (final agenda to be confirmed): -Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women -Ms Manuela Tomei, Director, Working Conditions and Equality Department, ILO -Ms. Nyirasafari Espérance, Rwanda, Minister of Gender and Family Promotion -Ms. Patricia Martinez-Cranss, Mexico, Vice-Minister of Labour -Dr Sharman Stone, Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls -Ms Joanna Brisdale, Our Watch, Victoria State, Australia -Ms Ronnie Goldberg, USCIB, International Organization of Employers -Ms Cathy Feingold, Director, International Department, AFL-CIO -Ms Urvashi Gandhi, Deputy Director, Breakthrough India -Ms Saru Jayaraman, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) (Moderator) Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • United Republic of Tanzania
    Rural Women's Economic Empowerment; Contribution to industrial transformation in Tanzania
    Contact: tanzania[at]un.int
    ALL INTERESTED DELEGATIONS ARE WARMLY WELCOME
  • Philippines
    The Road to IP Empowerment
    Contact: nypm3com[at]gmail.com
    This event is open to all UN grounds pass holders. If you do not have one, you may send an email to nypm3com@gmail.com to secure an event pass.
  • IPU, UNCHR
    Gender Equality in Nationality Laws
    Contact: ny-office[at]ipu.org
  • UNICEF, Bulgaria, Panama, Inter-Parliamentary Union
    Breaking the Cycle of Violence against Girls and Boys: The Role of Parliamentarians
    Please RSVP by March 14 here: http:/bit.ly/2lhsfZN
  • Japan and UN Women
    Women, Peace and Security-Promoting the Resilience of Women
    Contact: social[at]dn.mofa.go.jp
    This event is the follow-up of World Assembly for Women: WAW!2016 held in Tokyo, Japan on Dec 13-14 2016. Under the overall theme, this event consists of two sessions, "Women's economic empowerment in post-conflict recovery" and "Enhancing resilience of women in Disaster Risk Reduction".
  • Dominican Republic
    Successful Experiences on Economic Empowerment of Women in the Dominican Republic | Experiencias exitosas sobre Empoderamiento Económico de las Mujeres en la República Dominicana
    Contact: sideventspmdomrepun[at]gmail.com
  • Belgium, Jamaica, Palau, Thailand, Ukraine, World Health Organization (WHO), International Council of Women, Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations (CCCUN), World Federation of Ukrainian Women's Organizations
    Violence, Crises, Adversity, and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs): Implications for Global Health and Well-Being of Women and Children
    Contact: events2[at]optonline.net
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo and co-organizers International Human Rights Commission & KARIBU Global Initiatives
    Gender Equality: A Pathway to Economic Development
    Contact: charmalo2[at]gmail.com
  • Republic of Korea, International Council of Women
    Strategies to Transform: Empowering Women for Economic Rights
    Contact: icw.jskim[at]gmail.com
  • Italy
    FLEXIBLE WORKING ARRANGEMENTS ? sharing best practices in a changing world of work
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union
    Violence against women in politics and in parliament
    Contact: ny-office[at]ipu.org
  • UN Women
    The Changing World of Work with Need for 21st Century Skills
    Contact: empower.women[at]unwomen.org
    The event will showcase UN Women's innovative Virtual Skills School that brings together stakeholders from the public, private and civil society sectors to ensure that all women and girls have a chance to access learning opportunities that will help them access education, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, while at the same time working closely with employers to ensure gender-sensitive work environments through implementation of the WEPs. Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
    No more reservations
  • State of Palestine
    Palestinian Women's Economic Reality
    Contact: nasser.sahar[at]gmail.com
  • Burkina Faso to the United Nations in collaboration with European Union, Gambia, Guinea Conakry, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, UNFPA, and UNICEF,
    A Global response to eliminate Female Genital Mutilations (FGM)to achieve Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
  • Uruguay, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC / CEPAL)
    XIII Conferencia Regional sobre la Mujer y la Estrategia de Montevideo para implementar los ODS en la región de aquí al 2030. CEPAL - Uruguay | XIII Regional conference on Women and the strategy of Montevideo to implement the SDGs in the region by 2030. ECLAC - Uruguay
    Contact: pamela.villalobos[at]cepal.org
    XIII Conferencia Regional sobre la Mujer y la Estrategia de Montevideo para implementar los ODS en la región de aquí al 2030. CEPAL - Uruguay Participación de distinguidas autoridades regionales y de la CEPAL
  • South Africa
    Women Economic Empowerment
  • Luxembourg, International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), TDC
    Women's Participation in the Tunisian Transitional Justice Process
    Contact: sylvie.dossantos[at]mae.etat.lu
  • Finland, the Finnish Federation of Graduate Women, the National Council of Women in Finland, the Coalition of Finnish Women's Associations - NYTKIS, Finland National Committee for UN Women and the Young Women's Christian Association of Finland YWCA
    The 12th International Helvi Sipilä Seminar: EMPOWERED FUTURES - SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES
    Contact: anni.marjomaa[at]formin.fi
    Register by 13 March only if you DO NOT hold a UN grounds pass using the link in the invitation.
 

Friday, 17 March 2017

  • Panama, UN Women, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF)
    Leaving No Girl Behind: Child Marriage and Early Unions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • United Nations
    Townhall Meeting for Women's Civil Society Organizations with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
    The townhall is an opportunity for women civil organizations to engage and share their concerns with Secretary-General António Guterres and his senior leadership on topics pertaining to gender equality in the work of the UN. The event is intended to initiate a dialogue and constructive working relationship between women's civil society and the Office of the Secretary General, and will be the first of other such opportunities.

    A valid UN grounds pass is required to access UNHQ. The event will be webcast live at webtv.un.org and to the Church Center (CCUN) - 2nd Floor.
  • UN Women
    Towards more predictable, accountable and effective approaches to preventing & responding to GBV
    Contact: yazhari[at]unfpa.org
  • The Gambia
    Engaging and Providing Structural Strategies that will encourage women and girls and enable them to empower each other at every step of their lives.
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union
    Parliamentarian Meeting (IPU)
    Contact: ny-office[at]ipu.org
  • Islamic Development Bank
    Promoting women's economic participation through addressing unpaid care and domestic work
    Contact: ralam[at]isdb.org
  • United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women
    Unlocking finance for Public and Private Gender responsive investments
    Contact: lucia.fiala[at]undp.org
    The event brings together representatives from the government, donors, private sector and multi-lateral agencies to discuss the centrality of investing in women?s economic empowerment as a critical contributor for reducing inequality and poverty. The speakers will discuss how high impact investments made by the governments and the private sector to improve economic opportunities for women lead to long term benefits for the society and the economy. The event will provide important recommendations on new approaches, innovative solutions and effective partnerships that are fundamental to ensure transformative impact financing for women?s economic empowerment.
  • United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA)
    In Conversation With Dr. Hanan Ashrawi
    Contact: palestinianrights[at]un.org
    Speaker(s): Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian legislator and the first woman to hold a seat on the Executive Committee of the PLO. Moderated by Dr. Anne-Marie Goetz, Professor at New York University's Centre for Global Affairs. Details: Complementing the side-event entitled "Palestinian Women's Economic Reality", this interactive session will provide an opportunity for participants to engage with Dr. Ashrawi on the realities facing Palestinian women in the current rapidly changing political climate. Dr. Ashrawi is a member of the civil society advisory committee for UN Women. She is a renowned Palestinian legislator, activist, and scholar who made history as the first woman to hold a seat on the Executive Committee of the PLO. She was the official spokesperson of the Palestinian delegation to the Middle East peace process, and served as Minister of Higher Education and Research. As a civil society activist, Dr. Ashrawi founded, and continues to head, MIFTAH - the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy.  She is also the founder of the National Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN) and the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR). Dr. Ashrawi is the recipient of the 2005 Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation, the 2003 Sydney Peace Prize and other awards. RSVP here by 15 March 2017
  • Organization of Islamic Cooperation OIC
    The role of young female leaders in the decision making process
    Contact: jaan_agha[at]yahoo.com
  • New Zealand, Germany, Australia, The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, Asia Pacific Forum
    The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Promoting and Protecting Women's Economic Participation in the Changing World of Work
    Contact: pipdargan[at]asiapacificforum.net
  • Finland, Sweden, and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work: The impact of the trade environment on women's employment
    Contact: Simonetta.Zamilli[at]unctad.org
    There are various channels of interaction through which the trade environment affects women's employment. Trade openness often induces changes in the structure of production, with sectors producing for export expected to expand and other sectors sensitive to import competition expected to contract. This, in turn, causes changes in the level and distribution of employment of different categories of workers, including men and women, as well as in their remuneration. Hence, trade outcomes can be either beneficial (in the case of a reallocation in female intensive sectors) or, on the contrary, detrimental (in the case of a reallocation in male intensive sectors) to women. Drawing from UNCTAD's work, the panel will discuss existing evidence of how the trade environment, and specifically export-oriented policies, has influenced the gender patterns of employment in selected countries. The capacity to assess the nexus between trade and gender, including the likely impact of trade measures on women's employment opportunities and on the quality of their jobs, is essential for gender-sensitive policy-making. UNCTAD, with the financial support of Finland and Sweden, has developed a number of knowledge tools to support countries in deepening their understanding of the links between trade and gender and in enhancing their ability to evaluate the potential effects of trade on women and formulate corrective or accompanying measures. This panel provides an opportunity to discuss more broadly the impact of trade on women's employment patterns, wages and working conditions.
  • UNDESA Division for Social Policy and Development
    Special Event on "Leaving No One Behind: the Imperative of Inclusive Development"
    Speaker(s): Marta Roig, Maren Jimenez and Jonathan Perry (DSPD/DESA), The lead authors of the 2016 Report on the World Social Situation will present the concepts and analysis of social exclusion and inclusion contained in the report. Moderated by Wenyan Yang, Chief, Social Perspective on Development Branch, DSPD, DESA Details: Determining who is being left behind and in what ways people are excluded is key to the 2030 Agenda's implementation. But doing so is a challenging endeavour, as social exclusion has many dimensions and the relevance of each dimension varies depending on country context. The Report on the World Social Situation 2016 (RWSS2016) brings social inclusion into focus. It identifies patterns of social exclusion and considers whether development processes have been inclusive. It looks at processes that threaten social inclusion and suggests policy imperatives to counteract them. At the event, authors of the report will present its contents, analysis and key policy messages.
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Huairou Commission
    Empowering Rural Women to Develop Resilient, Sustainable Livelihoods and Communities
    Contact: a.unnithan[at]ifad.org
  • Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations, MASHAV - Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
    Transforming women's leadership through Innovative Entrepreneurship - opportunities and challenges
    Contact: UNIntern6[at]Newyork.mfa.gov.il
    RSVP using the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/xZ9JTl5s1tBVViRa2
  • Mission of Brazil, Women for Water Partnership (WfWP), Soroptimist International, Business and Professional Women (BPW) Brasil
    Women in Water diplomacy as key to economic empowerment
  • Czech Republic
    Gender Equality Awareness and The Art of Grabbing the Political Will
  • Philippines
    Women in Emergencies: Towards Promoting and Protecting their Rights
    Contact: nypm3com[at]gmail.com
    This event is open to all UN grounds pass holders. If you do not have one, email nypm3com@gmail.com to secure an event pass.
  • Egypt, Egyptian Council for Women
    Between Gender, Disability and Economic Empowerment
  • Islamic Development Bank, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Women, Islamic Relief Worldwide
    The Invisible Lives of Syrian Women & Overcoming Challenges to Employment, Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment
    Invisible Lives of Syrian women focuses on the plight of female Syrian refugees now trying to survive and make a living in neighbouring countries. This event highlights the barriers faced by Syrian women with a particular focus on the means to access work and childcare facilities with recommendations to the international community on how to respond and the interventions required to overcome these challenges.
  • Japan
    The Keys to the economic Empowerment of Women
    Contact: 3ngosjpevent[at]gmail.com
  • Belarus on behalf of the Group of Friends of the Family
    The Family, child well-being and the empowerment of girls
  • Kenya
    Kenya's Side Event on GBV: "Harnessing Efforts in Addressing Gender-Based Violence in the Changing World of Work"
    Contact: DivaYancey[at]kenyaun.org
  • UN Women, the City of New York's Commission on Gender Equity, CIVICUS, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and others
    Supporting Feminist Movement Building for Planet 50-50 by 2030
    Leaders and activists from civil society, global institutions, and local and national governments will reflect on current challenges and discuss emerging opportunities for strengthening movement building to ensure the achievement of gender equality and the women's rights agenda ? Planet 50-50 by 2030.
  • Georgia, Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences
    Combating violence against women and domestic violence in Georgia: challenges and achievements
    Contact: t.kupradze[at]mfa.gov.ge
    Best practices and lessons learned from Georgia's efforts to end violence against women and domestic violence. Findings and recommendations of the Report on Georgia of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, Ms. Dubravka Simonovic.
  • Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI), in cooperation with UN Women.
    Challenges and Opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of Indigenous Women and Girls
    Contact: indigenous_un[at]un.org
    The event will present opportunities and lessons learned from ongoing efforts at addressing specific issues affecting indigenous women and girls. Consideration of the focus area of the empowerment of indigenous women will aim to: - Review gains and development challenges facing indigenous women, - Highlight opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of indigenous women and girls in their different and specific circumstances, - Identify concrete policy ideas and measures to support the empowerment of indigenous women and girls in the context of national and global level in terms of ensuring economic empowerment, combat violence and discrimination and foster political participation in decision-making. OPENING - Remarks by H. E. Mr. Antonio Patriota de Aguiar, Chair of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women; and - Remarks by Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women. SPEAKERS - Ms. Fresia Painefil Calfuque, Mapuche community of Llaguepulli, Chile (economic empowerment); - Ms. Terry Henry, USA, Tribal Council Member for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (violence against indigenous women); - Ms. Yasso Kanti Bhattachan , National Indigenous Women Forum (NWIF) Nepal, (political participation in decision making). INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE It includes statements from the floor by Member States, UN Agencies, indigenous peoples and other participants. CLOSING Remarks by Ms. Tarcila Rivera Zea, Executive President of FIMI. Translation English - Spanish and vice-versa will be provided.
 

Monday, 20 March 2017

  • Niger, Singapore,UN Women and Water Supply and Sanitation and Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
    Achieving SDG 8: Water , Sanitation and Hygiene for women in the informal sector
  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women
    Informal NGO morning briefing
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    Gender Equality in Public Administration
    Contact: gepa[at]undp.org
  • Hungary
    The role of Grassroot Initiatives in Promoting Social Integration
    Contact: losztrovszki[at]mfa.gov.hu
    Participants of the panel will share their experience and best practices on how local civil society initiatives are able to spearhead long-term positive change in the lives of women and girls facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination.
  • Zambia and International Women's Health Coalition
    PATHWAYS TO ECONOMIC JUSTICE FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN
    Contact: hellensibs[at]yahoo.com
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
    Addressing Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergency Response
    Contact: mgana[at]unfpa.org
    Please note the new date and time: Monday 20 March at 10.30. Same location as previously announced.
  • Uruguay, Ecuador, Mujeres por un Desarrollo Alternativo para una Nueva Era (DAWN)
    Private sector, development agenda and women´s human rights: synergies or contradictions?
    Contact: crodriguezenriquez[at]ciepp.org.ar
    An opportunity to exchange ideas of the role of the private sector in the agenda of development and rights of women, and on the good practices of regulation and incentives that the countries have carried out. The event will be held in English.
  • Republic of South Sudan
    Women's Economic Empowerment in a Humanitarian Context: An integrated Approach in South Sudan
    Contact: Info[at]rssun-NYC.org
  • UN Women
    Integrating a gender perspective in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration
    Contact: michael.evans[at]unwomen.org
    This event is an opportunity to highlight the importance of mainstreaming gender into the UN global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (to be adopted in 2018). The event will stress the need to address and promote the rights, needs, contributions, voices, participation, and leadership of migrant women and girls. For more information please see the attached flyer. We are no longer able to accept RSVPs from individuals without a UN ground's pass.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Republic of Korea
    Gender-based violence, health and well-being: Addressing the needs of women and girls living in crisis affected contexts
    Contact: natalia.linou[at]undp.org
    RSVP required by March 16
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    Gender equality as an accelerator for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
    The Strategic Policy Unit of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support at UNDP is convening a consultation with experts from governments, international organisations, academia, civil society and private sector to discuss how gender equality can accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. The consultation that will focus on 5 areas: (i) multidimensional poverty, (ii) economic growth and employment, (iii) environmental protection, climate change and disaster risk reduction, (iv) peacebuilding, conflict prevention and political participation, and (v) innovation. Contact: Esuna Dugarova, Policy Specialist, UNDP, esuna.dugarova@undp.org
    By invitation only
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Temple of Understanding and Women's Major Group
    Trade and Gender: the potential for women's empowerment
    Contact: groveharris[at]gmail.com
    This panel will consider the varied impacts of international trade on women's empowerment in diverse countries, and the systemic human rights issues involved. The potential for trade to support SDG 5 and be a tool to redress economic imbalances will be explored. UNCTAD's research, mandate, potential and challenges will be presented. Economic justice must be strengthened, using research, data, education and effective implementation. The use of a human rights frame will be considered; the Human Right to Food and the Human Right to Water (SDG 6) are particularly relevant to women as small farmers and food providers. Women's ownership of land and/or resources, and women's unpaid labor will be addressed. Women's voices from India, El Salvador and the US will be brought in via a short film to frame the gravity of the concerns and call for an inclusive bounty. Panelists - Grove Harris, Temple of Understanding, moderating and introducing short film, Roots of Change: Food Sovereignty, Women and Eco-Justice
    - Chantal Line Carpentier, PhD. Chief, UNCTAD New York Office
    - Kate Lappin, Regional Coordinator, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
    - Respondents, with local/regional updates and promising practices Links: UNCTAD - Trade, Gender and Development http://unctad.org/en/Pages/DITC/Gender-and-Trade/Trade,-Gender-and-Development.aspx Women's Major Group Joint Statement - UNCTAD 14 http://apwld.org/womens-major-group-joint-statement-unctad-14/ Temple of Understanding - Food Sovereignty http://templeofunderstanding.org/what-we-do/food/
  • World Bank Group, UN Women, OECD Development Centre
    Monitoring legal frameworks that address non-discrimination on the basis of sex: SDG indicator 5.1.1: Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex
    Contact: Dev.gender[at]oecd.org
    There has been progress in reforming laws, but legal discrimination against women continues in many countries. SDG indicator 5.1.1 aims to measure "whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex. UN Women, in partnership with the OECD Development Centre and World Bank Group, are working together to develop, measure and track progress on this important indicator. This side event will present the technical work underpinning this collaboration and efforts by Member States and other stakeholders in relation to SDG indicator 5.1.1 and legal frameworks that advance gender equality.
  • Argentina, Sri Lanka, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), The World Bank Group, United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), others TBC
    Women and labor: A nutritional perspective
    Contact: shuikuri[at]whoun.org
    This side-event discusses the economic impacts of women's malnutrition and how targeted measures to improve women's nutritional status have major gains in economic development. The event will solicit successful examples on how nutrition policies help push forward the economic empowerment of women and in particular female headed households, hence benefitting their families as well. The event also showcases how governments embed nutrition in national strategies and plans, looking at policies and investments in health, the food systems, education and social protection programmes that contribute to ensuring that no one is left behind. It will encourage country leadership and learning as Member States prepare their national plans to advance the implementation of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025, the Second Global Strategy on Women's, Children's and Adolescent's Health 2016-2030, and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0mm475_3CIDXcbdGzQ_dIVy5mnEWmLKACs7AENtxMD52PoA/viewform Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • Mexico
    Statistics for Equality: A requirement for progress and sustainable development *Spanish/English Interpretation available
    Contact: rsvp[at]mexonu.org
    Para lograr un desarrollo sostenible e inclusivo es indispensable reducir las desigualdades, especialmente las de género. La discriminación contra las mujeres y las niñas afecta el progreso de los países. La agenda de desarrollo a nivel mundial llama a eliminar las brechas de género, así como modificar los factores estructurales que sustentan las desigualdades. En este proceso las estadísticas de género cumplirán un papel fundamental para visibilizar dichas brechas y orientar el diseño de las políticas públicas que las reviertan.
  • Australia, Finland, Women's Refugee Commission, UN Women
    "Working to improve our own future": Strengthening networks of women with disabilities in humanitarian action
    Contact: EmmaP[at]wrcommission.org
    "Working to improve our own future": Strengthening networks of women with disabilities in humanitarian action
  • Philippines
    #Here4Her: Making reintegration work for Filipino women migrant workers
    Contact: nypm3com[at]gmail.com
    This event is open to UN Grounds Pass holders. If you do not have one, contact nypm3com@gmail.com to secure an event pass.
  • Afghanistan
    EDUCATION FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS TOWARDS EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN
  • UN Women, MenEngage, Muslims for Progressive Values, World YWCA, Baha'i International, World Council of Churches (WCC), Rozaria Memorial Foundation
    Breaking stereotypes for transformed social norms on women and work
  • Jordan, International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development
    Empowerment of Women in Business
    Contact: info[at]usfmep.org
  • UN Women
    Financing for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Gender Responsive Budgeting Key for Achieving the SDGs
    Contact: tolulope.lewis-tamoka[at]unwomen.org
    Kindly RSVP to dawn.wells@unwomen.org As follow up on the commitments made in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda for Financing for Development in July 2015, African Ministers of Finance made explicit commitments on gender equality. Gender Responsive budgeting was identified as a key tool to ensure transformative financing for GEWE. In order for Agenda 2063 and SDGs to be implemented effectively at the level of the regions and member States, there is need to ensure that they are properly reflected in the regional and national planning frameworks and that the required human, financial and institutional resources are allocated. It is clear that both frameworks cannot be implemented without adequate financing means and modalities. Several countries are therefore trying to implement GRB as a key strategy in driving growth and ensuring sustainable development is attained. In this event, UN Women seeks to highlight successes and the challenges in GRB implementation, and the potential that GRB has in fast tracking SDGs and facilitating the achievement of Africa's Agenda 2063. Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UN Women
    Human rights, gender and PVE - community-oriented approaches
    Contact: newyork[at]ohchr.org
    Thank you for your interest to the OHCHR side event. Please let us know the names of the colleagues in your organization who will be attending by Tuesday, 14 March 2017. Kindly include in the subject of your email the title of the side event you wish to attend.
  • Kenya
    Kenya's Side Event on: "Financial Inclusion of Women: Facilitating Economic Empowerment of Grassroots Women in the Changing World of Work"
    Contact: DivaYancey[at]kenyaun.org
  • UN Women
    Accelerating Women's Leadership
    Contact: mia.mccully[at]unwomen.org
  • Switzerland
    International Gender Champions - New York Launch
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
    Implementing our commitments: CSW 60/2 on Women, the girl child and HIV
    Contact: partowj[at]unaids.org
  • Burkina Faso
    African Female Parliamentarians In A Changing World of Works: The Case Of SDG - 5
 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

  • United Arab Emirates, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, UN Women
    Examining the Gender Dimension of Countering Violent Extremism Policy and Programming
    Contact: research4.ny[at]mofaic.gov.ae
  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women
    Informal NGO morning briefing
  • International IDEA
    Side Events on Institutionalizing Gender Equality in Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) & Political Parties -IKNOW Politics' 10th Anniversary Commemoration: Closing the gaps on Women's Political Participation & Representation
    Contact: k.lettrich[at]idea.int
  • United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)
    Women in mine action
    Contact: khiryanova[at]un.org
  • UN Women and CARE
    Women on the move: From global commitments to concrete action
    Contact: arpita.varghese[at]unwomen.org
    Opening remarks: UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec Moderator: Dr. Miwa Kato, UN Women Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Panelists 1. Ms. Spozhmai Wardak, Deputy Minister ? Technical and Policy, Ministry of Women?s Affairs of Afghanistan 2. Ms. Jasmina Dimishkovska Rajkovska, Executive Director, Open Gate/La Strada CSO, FYR Macedonia 3. Ms. Kathleen Hunt, CARE International's Senior Representative to the United Nations 4. Mr. Andrew Painter, Senior Policy Advisor, UNHCR 5.Ms. Bandana Rana, Strategic Director, Saathi CSO, Nepal Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • Zimbabwe
    "Women Economic Empowerment in Zimbabwe in the context of SDGs - Focus on Mining and Agribusiness opportunities"
    Contact: srchekeche[at]gmail.com
  • Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Overcoming the barriers to women's economic empowerment for 2030: lessons learned from new data and the field
    Contact: dev.gender[at]oecd.org
    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and OECD Development Centre joint side event at the 61st Commission for the Status of Women
  • WAGGGS, Germany, UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group Youth and Gender Equality
    Challenging harmful social norms and stereotypes to empower girls and young women
    Contact: Edward.Gay[at]wagggs.org
  • Rwanda, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UN Women
    Digital Inclusion: Towards Equal access, skills and leadership for women and girls
    Contact: ambanewyork[at]minaffet.gov.rw
    if you DO NOT hold a UN ground pass, please register for this side event by Friday 17 March through the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQGFYennY4k5cqnp1VrjOpPjQQjMoxswTeYNib8Ia1iZg9zA/viewform?c=0&w=1
  • The Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations
    WHY WOMEN short film series
    Contact: steeng[at]um.dk
  • Liberia, Sierra Leone, UN Women
    Liberia and Sierra Leone Stepping It Up on Women's Economic Empowerment
    Contact: carmen.schuber[at]unwomen.org
    Using UN Women- and Oxfam-supported women's economic empowerment programmes in Liberia and Sierra Leone an example, the event showcases best practices, success stories and challenges in supporting women micro-entrepreneurs and female heads of households. Specifically, participants will discuss strategies and programme examples of strengthening women entrepreneurs in sustainable sectors of the economy such as water/sanitation/health (WASH). This approach reaps multiple benefits ?economically and in terms of leadership and decision-making ? for women entrepreneurs and directly contributes to the health and well-being of their communities and households. Panelists include the Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children?s Affairs of Sierra Leone, Dr. Sylvia Blyden, and the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection of Liberia, Ms. Julia Duncan-Cassell.
  • Colombia, World Health Organization, Every Woman Every Child, United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF), NCD Child, Conference of NGOs in consultative relationship with the UN (CoNGO), The Taskforce on Women and NCDs
    Expanding women's and adolescents' health: Integrating noncommunicable diseases through a lifecourse approach
    Contact: agersnapl[at]who.int
    This side event will explore opportunities for addressing noncommunicable diseases through integrative and inclusive approaches with a focus on women and adolescents. Without specific attention to the needs of women and adolescent girls, the impact of NCDs threatens to unravel the fragile health gains made over the past twenty years and undermine future efforts to ensure gender equity and healthy lives for all.

    The main focus of this side event will be the opportunities for integration of noncommunicable disease prevention and control with existing programmes related to sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. The event will also explore the opportunity to leverage big data and advanced analytics that can both strengthen the evidence base for low and middle income countries and provide new insights on the challenge of addressing the NCD burden in women and adolescent girls. In addition this event will promote the empowerment of women to be a driving force for the provision of an integrated response to NCDs and the SDGs for themselves and their families.

    Please express your interest in attending this side-event via the Google form found at http://bit.ly/2kd4nY8 - registrations close 15 March 2017.
  • United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), DPI/NGO Relations and the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
    Young Women's Leadership and Voices at the United Nations
    Contact: undpingo[at]un.org
    Please register for this side event by Friday, 17 March by 4:00 p.m. through the link: goo.gl/HZMLC2 Confirmed participants may collect special event tickets on the day of the session from 1.45 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at 801 First Avenue on 45th Street, (UNITAR Building Lobby). For more information, please call (212) 963-7234 Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • Sovereign Order of Malta, Malteser International
    Women Caught in the Global Refugee Crisis: Finding Hope and Opportunity in Despair
    Contact: contact[at]malteser-international.org
  • United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), NGO Relations and the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
    Young Women's Leadership and Voices at the United Nations: A Call To Action
    Contact: undpingo[at]un.org
    Please register for this side event by Friday, 17 March by 4:00 p.m. through the link: goo.gl/HZMLC2 Confirmed participants may collect special event tickets on the day of the session from 1.45 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at 801 First Avenue on 45th Street, (UNITAR Building Lobby). For more information, please call (212) 963-7234 Watch the live stream of this event on:
    UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    Facebook Live @UNWebcast
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    The Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme for the Private Sector: Leveraging the role of the private sector in promoting women's economic empowerment and achieving the SDGs
    Contact: zeevit.kerbis[at]undp.org
    Please RSVP by March 16. The panel will highlight in particular good practices from the implementation of the programme in Latin America and the Caribbean and reflect on lessons learned and evidence on the positive impact on employees - women and men alike ? and companies performance.
 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women
    Informal NGO morning briefing
  • Botswana with IOGT International
    Response to Violence against Women's and girls' through addressing Structural and underlying causes
    Contact: Abegum[at]botsrep.com
  • Finland, ESCR-Net Women, and ESCR Working Group
    Barriers to the Realization of Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Realm of Work
    Contact: anni.marjomaa[at]formin.fi
    No more reservations
  • Kenya, Universal Peace Federation, World Congress of Families, Sustainable Families Group, United Families International, and International Organization for the Family
    The Role of Family in Achieving the SDGs for Women, Men and Children
    Contact: unoffice.upf[at]gmail.com
    UN General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/67/142) reminds us that, "The SDG targets, especially those related to the reduction of poverty, education of children, and gender equality, are difficult to attain unless the strategies to achieve them focus on the family...". The presentations will include best practices for strengthening the family and empowering women to achieve the SDGs.
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Australia.
    Measuring and exploring prevalence and patterns of violence against women across the Asia-Pacific region
    Contact: fitzgerald[at]unfpa.org
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women, International IDEA
    Constitution Building through a Gender Lens
    Contact: k.lettrich[at]idea.int
    No more reservations
  • Czech Republic
    Digitalization, Care and Reconciliation: Shaping the Future of Gender Equality
  • Saint Lucia
    The Critical Work of Mothers in Society: Valuing the unpaid Contributions of Women in the Home
  • European Parliament
    European Parliament as a partner in the economic empowerment of women
    Contact: irina.dalmeida[at]europarl.europa.eu
    Equality between women and men is a fundamental principle of the European Union, enshrined in the Treaty on European Union, and one of its objectives and tasks. The European Union is also guided by this principle in its external action and promotion of rights of women in the world belongs to one of the roles of the European Parliament and its Committee on Women's rights and gender equality. At the same time, women are important economic agents worldwide and women's economic participation can stimulate the economy, create jobs and build inclusive prosperity. Countries that value and empower women to participate fully in the labour market and decision-making are more stable, prosperous and secure. The side event will present priorities and initiatives of the European Parliament and the European Union for the economic empowerment of women and offer opportunities to discuss possible steps forward.
  • ILO, Belgium, and Brazil
    Women's Economic Empowerment: the case for equal pay for work of equal value
    Contact: pak[at]ilo.org
  • South Africa
    Women in Leadership Position
  • Denmark
    WHY WOMEN short film series
  • Mali, USA-Mali Charitable Association of New York
    Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work and Human Rights
    Contact: assetouaskia[at]yahoo.com
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); Associacio de Planificacio Familiar de Catalunya: Creation Positiva: Generalitat de Catalunya: Ajuntament de Barcelona: Women's Major Group:
    Sexual and reproductive rights agendas: from 2030 Agenda to Catalan agenda. | SDG from a gender approach.
    Contact: montse[at]creationpositiva.org
    The event will showcase best practices of a strategy of implementation of the SDG:s from a sexual and reproductive rights approach. It will show the impact of the social and political advocacy work in order to implement the Agenda 2030 at the Catalonia level. The perspectives will be shared of the generated networks between the different involved agents: governmental, institutional and civil society. The experiences will be made from human rights and feminist approaches visible by the feminist movement at international, national and local level. For further information contact: montse@creationpositiva.org.
  • Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN, Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to the UN, The Universal Peace Federation
    Economically Empowering Trafficking Victims to Stay Permanently Off the Streets
    Contact: rlandry[at]holyseemission.org
    Other websites to speakers' websites: Airline Ambassadors: http://airlineamb.org Homeland Security Investigations: https://www.ice.gov/hsi
    No more reservations
  • Mission of Bangladesh, Canada and Denmark FAO and WFP
    Enhancing Social Protection for Poverty Reduction and Women's Empowerment
    Contact: joyrokeb15[at]hotmail.com
  • Zimbabwe
    Child Marriages: "The Girl Child is our Future: Let us end Child Marriages"
    Contact: srchekeche[at]gmail.com
    Side Event by Zimbabwe Ministry of Women Affairs
  • South Africa
    Violence Against Women and progress to Eliminate it
  • Dominican Republic, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development and John Jay College
    Combating Mass Incarceration, Improving Systemic Justice and Policing: Impact on Women and Marginalized Communities in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Contact: marc[at]globalfoundationdd.org
    This side event will focus on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as the successor development targets to the MDGs can accomplish Women's Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work by addressing pressing social issues currently subjugating women and marginalized groups in Latin America and the Caribbean with emphasis on its diasporas and the elimination of obstacles to the economic empowerment of women. SDG5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Commenting on steps made towards this goal, the Report of the Secretary General "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals" views violence against women and girls as a violation of their human rights and a hindrance to their development. This is an issue women in the LAC region and its diaspora have been subject to and the affect is compounded when gender is intersected by factors including race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, to name a few areas. This will be one of a handful of UN events representing a range of country reports within the LAC region at CSW. This event and its predecessors (hosted at CSW57 and HRC23) have historically been unique in their coverage of this topic in the LAC region in this manner, with the participation of such high-level scholars in the field. The session looks to be particularly innovative in that it will seek to discuss male participation in taking responsibility for aiding to eradicate violence against women and assist in creating avenues towards economic empowerment for women through fieldwork studies on the ground.
 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women
    Informal NGO morning briefing
  • Holy See, WOOMB International, FEMM
    Fertility Awareness and Women's Economic Empowerment
    Contact: rlandry[at]holyseemission.org
    To RSVP for this event, please visit: holyseemission.org/rsvpMarch23/FertilityAwareness
  • Italy
    Leaving no one behind: healthy adolescents for healthy societies
    Contact: jessica.cupellini[at]esteri.it
    CAPACITY FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN REACHED
  • United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)
    Women as Roots of Change: Sustainable Food Production and Food Sovereignty
  • Uganda
    Women's Economic empowerment: "Innovative Measures to Support Women and Female Youth to Access Credit in Uganda"
    Contact: sanyumpagi2[at]yahoo.co.uk
    Save the Day: Innovative Measures to Support Women and Female Youth to access Credit in Uganda.
    No more reservations
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    Women's economic empowerment and the changing world of work: analyses from Human Development Reports 2015 and 2016.
  • International IDEA, Grace Initiative
    Supporting Enduring Peace in Colombia through Female ex-combatants? reintegration
    Contact: k.lettrich[at]idea.int
  • Tunisia, the Islamic Heritage Society
    Women Wartime, Radicalization and Islamophobia From Iraq to America
    Contact: ramzilouati2[at]gmail.com
  • Mission of Bangladesh, Columbia, UN Women and VGIF
    Impact of Skill Development for Women's Economic Empowerment
    Contact: joyrokeb15[at]hotmail.com
  • Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN
    The Distinctiveness of Woman's Work and Her Empowerment
    Contact: rlandry[at]holyseemission.org
    To RSVP for this event, please visit: holyseemission.org/rsvpMarch23/WomenWork
  • UNICRI - United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, Criminologists Without Borders, International Sociological Association
    Strengthening the role of women in law enforcement
    Contact: nardelli[at]unicri.it
    The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in cooperation with other relevant organizations, is developing an action oriented research to increase understanding on the role and participation of women working in law enforcement agencies around the world. Within this framework, the Side Event aims to offer an opportunity for discussing the main challenges, the reforms already undertaken and the good practices developed to date by Member States to enhance the role of women in law enforcement agencies. In particular, the discussion will focus on how law enforcement could benefit from a more significant presence of women - including at higher ranking levels - in 1) improving efficiency of police forces; 2) preventing and countering specific crimes, such those committed against women and children; and 3) promoting more effective proximity policing reforms. The Side Event falls under the contribution UNICRI is providing for the advancement of Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Agenda.
  • United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), DPI/NGO Relations and the DPI/NGO Youth Steering Committee
    Youth Partnerships and the SDGs: Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls
    Contact: undpingo[at]un.org
    Please register for this side event by Tuesday, 21 March by 4:00 p.m. through the link: http://bit.ly/2mugOmA Confirmed participants may collect special event tickets on the day of the session from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at 801 First Avenue on 45th Street, (UNITAR Building Lobby). For more information, please call (212) 963-7234
 

Friday, 24 March 2017

  • Jamaica
    Delta Day at the United Nations
  • Sweden, Euromed Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI
    Syria: Women's political & economic participation
    Contact: boriana.jonsson[at]efi-ife.org
  • UNFCU Foundation with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Trickle Up, Keep a Child Alive, and The Floating Hospital
    How Effective Partnerships in Healthcare & Education are Transforming Lives
    Contact: ephilippe[at]unfcu.com
    The interactive panel discussion will explore how through UNFCU Foundation's support, strong grassroots programs, such as Trickle Up's Graduation Approach, Keep a Child Alive, The Floating Hospital, and UNFPA Fistula Foundation-Nigeria, are lifting up the most marginalized women and children through literacy, life skills, vocational training as well as the provision of critical healthcare services.
  • United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)
    Empowering Women through Procurement
    Contact: doyeun[at]un.org
    Empowering Women through Procurement
    By invitation only
  • Bangladesh
    Women's Role in Economic Recovery for Sustaining Peace
  • Malaysia
    Policy Prescriptions Enhancing Women's Economic Empowerment in Malaysia
    Contact: kamalrosdi[at]kln.gov.my
    Policy Prescriptions Enhancing Women's Economic Empowerment in Malaysia