Side events

CSW61: Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work


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Key Official Meetings: 

  • Opening of the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 13 March, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., UN General Assembly [Live Webcast]
  • Ministerial segment:Ministerial Round Tables, on the priority theme (in two parallel meetings) on  ‘Gender pay gaps in the public and private sectors: how can equal pay work of equal value be achieved in the changing world of work?’; and   Technology changing the world of work: how can technology and innovation be harnessed to accelerate women’s economic empowerment?’, 13 March, 3.00 p.m.–4.30 p.m. and 4.40 p.m.-6.00 p.m., Conference Room 4
  • Ministerial segment: Ministerial Round Tables on the priority theme (in two parallel meetings) on‘Informal and non-standard work: what policies can effectively support women’s economic empowerment?’ and Full and productive employment and decent work for all: how can Sustainable Development Goal 8 be realized for women by 2030?’, 13 March, from 3.00 p.m.-4.30 p.m. and 4.40 p.m.-6.00 p.m., Conference Room 1
  • High-level interactive dialogue among Ministers on building alliances to promote women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work, 14 March, 00 a.m.-1.00 p.m., Conference Room 4
  • Interactive dialogue on 'Accelerating implementation of Agreed Conclusions commitments to gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls', 14 March, 3.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m., Conference Room 4
  • Interactive dialogue on the empowerment of indigenous women, 15 March, 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m., Conference Room 4
  • Interactive dialogue on challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls, 15 March, 3.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m., Conference Room 4 and 16 March, 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m., Conference Room 4
  • Interactive dialogue on challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls, 16 March, 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m., Conference Room 4
  • Interactive Expert Panel on women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work: The global care economy in the context of the changing world of work, 17 March 2017, 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m., Conference Room 4
  • Interactive Expert Panel on enhancing availability and use of data and gender statistics to support accelerated implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 20 March, 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m., Conference Room 4 

Entire list of official events available at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017/official-meetings

All the above will also be webcast live at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw/webcasts; and http://webtv.un.org/ 

UN Women organized/co-sponsored events:

  • CSW Youth Forum, 11 and 12 March, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Conference Rooms 4, A, B, C, D E, 11, Overflow room: Conference Room 2
  • Opportunities for women to move up value chains in Malawi through economic empowerment for the vulnerable and most excluded, organized by the Mission of Malawi and UN Women, 13 March, 10 a.m.-11.15 a.m., Conference Room A
  • Estimating the economic cost of violence against women in the Arab region, organized by the Mission of Jordan, Jordan National Commission for Women, UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia and UN Women, 13 March, 11.30 a.m.-12.45 p.m., Conference Room B
  • Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty, organized by the Mission of Slovak Republic, European Commission, FAO, IFAD, WFP and UN Women, 13 March, 11.30 a.m.-12.45 p.m., Ex-Press Bar
  • Global Launch of the H.R.H Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa Award, organized by the Mission of Bahrain and UN Women, 13 March, 1.15 p.m.-2.30 p.m., ECOSOC Chamber
  • Launch of the Equal Pay Platform of Champions, organized by Missions of Iceland, Switzerland, International Labour Organization and UN Women, 13 March, 3 p.m.-8.30 p.m., General Assembly Hall [Live Webcast]
  • Enhancing opportunities for rural women's employment: Lessons from the Joint Programme on Rural Women's Economic Empowerment, organized by the Mission of Sweden, FAO, IFAD, WFP and UN Women, 13 March, 6.30 p.m.-7.45 p.m., Ex-Press Bar
  • Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum 2017: “Measuring Success, Making it Count: Business Investing in Women and Girls” organized by the UN Global Compact, the UN Office of Partnerships and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and UN Women, 14 March, 1.15 p.m.-5.45 p.m., Trusteeship Council Chamber [Live Webcast]
  • Ending Violence Against women: Prevention and response to Femicide/ Gender-related killings of women, organized by the Mission of Chile, the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and UN Women, 14 March, 1.30 p.m.-2.45 p.m., Millennium Hotel, Room Manhattan, ONE UN Plaza, New York
  • UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment: Presentation of Final Report and Interactive Discussion, 14 March, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m., Trusteeship Chamber [Live Webcast]
  • Implementing our commitments: CSW 60/2 on Women, the Girl child and HIV, organized by Southern African Development Community (SADC),UNAIDS, UNFPA,UNESCO, UN Women and women’s organizations, 14 March, 6.30 p.m.-7.45 p.m., Conference Room 7
  • Hacia la profundizacion de la democracia paritaria en la region: retos y desafios, organized by the Missions of Bolivia and Mexico and UN Women, 15 March, 10 a.m.-11.15 a.m., Ex-Press Bar
  • Empowerment of women in rural and insecure areas in Afghanistan, organized by Missions of Afghanistan, Norway, India and UN Women, 15 March, 11.30 a.m.-12.45 p.m., Conference Room 8
  • IPU Press Conference--Launch of the Women in Politics Map, organized by IPU and UN Women, 15 March, 12.30 p.m.-1 p.m., Room S-0237 (Press Room, 2nd floor), UN Secretariat.
  • Empowering rural and indigenous women to achieve food security and nutrition: The CEDAW General Recommendation 34 on the rights of rural women, organized by FAO, IFAD, WFP and OHCHR, 15 March, 4.45 p.m.-6 p.m., Ex-Press Bar
  • Fighting Stereotypes with Judit Polgár, Chess Grandmaster and Planet 50-50 Champion, organized by the Mission of Hungary and UN Women, 15 March, 6.30 p.m.-7.45 p.m., ECOSOC Chamber
  • Developing Gender Equality Standards for Media, organized by UN Women in collaboration with the Global Alliance on Gender and Media, 15 March, 6.30 p.m.-7.45 p.m., Conference Room 7 [Live Webcast]
  • The Barbershop Toolbox: Changing the Discourse among Men & Boys on Gender Equality, organized by the Mission of Iceland and UN Women’s HeforShe Initiative, 16 March, 10 a.m.-11.15 a.m., Conference Room 8
  • Ending violence against women: prevention and response in the world of work, organized by UN Women, 16 March, 1.15 p.m.-2.30 p.m., Conference Room 2 [Live Webcast]
  • Women, Peace and Security-Promoting the Resilience of Women, organized by the Mission of Japan and UN Women, 16 March, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Ex-Press Bar
  • The changing world of work with need for 21st Century skills, organized by UN Women, 16 March, 4.45 p.m.-6 p.m., Conference Room 8 [Live Webcast]
  • Leaving No Girls Behind: Child Marriage and Early Unions in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the Mission of Panama, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women, 17 March, 8.15 a.m.-9.30 a.m., Conference Room 8
  • Unlocking finance for Public and Private Gender responsive investments, organized by UNCDF, UNDP and UN Women, 17 March, 10 a.m.-11.15 a.m., Conference Room 8
  • The Invisible Lives of Syrian Women & Overcoming Challenges to Employment, Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment, organized by Islamic Development Bank, UNFPA, Islamic Relief Worldwide and UN Women, 17 March, 3 p.m.-4.15 p.m., Conference Room A
  • Supporting Feminist Movement Building for Planet 50-50 by 2030, co-organized by UN Women, OHCHR, the City of New York’s Commission on Gender Equity, ICRW, CIVICUS and Cooper Union; in partnership with Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) and 30under30 Film Festival, 17 March, 5-8 p.m., Great Hall of the Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York
  • Challenges and Opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of Indigenous Women and Girls, organized by UN Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI), IFAD and UN Women, 17 March, 6.30 p.m.-7.45 p.m., Conference Room 7
  • Integrating a gender perspective in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, organized by UN Women, 20 March, 11.30 a.m.-12.45 p.m., Conference Room 11 [Live Webcast]
  • "Working to improve our own future": Strengthening networks of women with disabilities in humanitarian action, organized by Missions of Australia and Finland, Women's Refugee Commission and UN Women, 20 March, 1.15 p.m.-2.30 p.m., Conference Room B
  • 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, organized by the World Bank Group, OECD Development Centre and UN Women, 20 March, 1.15 p.m.-2.30 p.m., Conference Room A
  • Financing for Gender equality and Women’s empowerment: Gender Responsive Budgeting Key to achieving the SDGs, organized by UN Women, 20 March, 3.- 4.15 p.m., Conference Room 11 [Live Webcast]
  • Human rights, gender and PVE - community-oriented approaches, organized by OHCHR and UN Women, 20 March, 4.45-6 p.m., Conference Room B
  • Accelerating Women's Leadership, organized by UN Women, 20 March, 4.45 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ex-Press Bar
  • Rights, Justice, and Equality: Imperatives to ending AIDS, organized by UNAIDS, Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) and UN Women, 20 March, 6.30 -7.45 p.m., Conference Room 7
  • Women on the move: from global commitments to concrete action, organized by UN Women, 21 March, 10.00-11.15 a.m., Conference Room 11
  • Challenging harmful social norms and stereotypes to empower girls and young women, organized by the Mission of Germany, WAGGGS, UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group Youth and Gender Equality, and UN Women, 21 March, 11.30 a.m.-12.45 p.m., Conference Room 11 

Entire list of all official side events during CSW61: 

http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017/side-events/calendar-of-side-events

NGO-organized parallel events: http://www.ngocsw.org/ngo-csw-forum/ngo-parallel-events 

UN Women senior officials will also speak at the following events:

  • NGO CSW61 Forum Consultation Day, organized by NGO CSW/NY, 12 March, 9. -11 a.m., Kaye Auditorium, Hunter College Brookdale Campus, 425 East 25th Street, New York
  • EU: Work conditions and quality of life for women, organized by the European Union, 13 March, 8-10a.m., Delegates Dining Room
  • From Equity to Equality: Strategies for Women's Economic Empowerment, organized by UN Women’s US National Committee, 13 March, 2.30-4 p.m., The Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues)
  • Women in Engineering – One Million Girls in STEM campaign, organized by UNESCO’s Women in Engineering Initiative, 13 March, 3.00 -4.15 p.m., Conference Room A
  • Women’s role in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda: Harnessing and Strengthening sustainable urbanization using participatory methodologies for women and youth empowerment, organized by UN-Habitat, 13 March, 6.30 -8 p.m., Conference Room 4
  • Promoting the economic empowerment of women and ensuring the full exercise of their rights in the world of work within the Francophone world, organized by OIF and the Mission of Cote d’Ivoire, 14 March, 1.15 p.m.-2.30 p.m., Ex-Press Bar
  • High-level side event with Member States on the joint global programme on Essential services for women and girls subject to violence, organized by UNFPA and UN Women, 14 March, 6-7.30 p.m., Diplomatic Ballroom, UN Millennium Hotel, New York
  • Roma women in Art Exhibition, organized by the Mission of Hungary, 14 March, 6.15 p.m., Delegates Entrance, United Nations
  • Health and Well-being for Women's Empowerment and more prosperous societies: The role of the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health, organized by Every Woman Every Child, 15 March, 10 -11.15 a.m., Trusteeship Council
  • Investing in Refugee Women: Turning challenges into opportunities, organized by the Arab Women Organization, 15 March, 11.30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m., Express Bar, United Nations
  • Empowering women in Rural & Insecure Areas, organized by the Mission of Afghanistan, 15 March, 11.30 a.m.-12.45 p.m., Conference Room 8
  • Global Launch of the Taa Marbouta Campaign, organized by the Mission of Egypt & UN Women Egypt country office, 15 March, 1.-2.15 p.m., ECOSOC Chamber
  • An “Unstereotyped” World: Catalyzing the Private Sector to Change the Way the World Works for Women by Tackling Limiting Social Norms and Gender Stereotypes, organized by UNILEVER and UN Women, 15 March 2 - 3.00 p.m., UN Women HQ, Daily News Building, 220E 42nd Street, 19th floor, New York
  • Unpaid Care Work – Care policies in the Agenda 2030: Advancing the Triple R framework to Recognise, Reduce and Redistribute unpaid care work, organized by the Mission of Switzerland and ILO 15 March, 4.45 -6 p.m., Conference Room 8
  • Launch of the WPS Acceleration instrument, organized by UN Women, 15 March, 5.-7 p.m., UN Women HQ, Daily News Building, 220E 42nd Street, 19th floor, New York
  • 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Women’s Federation for World Peace, organized by Women’s Federation for World Peace, 15 March, 6 -8 p.m., Diplomat Ballroom, Millennium Hotel, New York
  • Enhancing Nigerian Women's Participation in Politics, Peace and Security, organized by the Mission of Nigeria, 16 March, 11 a.m.-1.30 p.m., AU Conference Hall, Hammarskjold Plaza, 305 East, 47th Street, 5th Floor, New York
  • Indigenous peoples’ cultural heritage - Indigenous peoples' participation and the role of indigenous women in promoting cultural heritage, organized by the Mission of Finland, 16 March, 1.15 -2.30 p.m., Permanent Mission of Finland, 866 UN Plaza, New York
  • Road to reconciliation-justice and dignity in Sri Lanka, organized by the Mission of Sri Lanka, 16 March, 2.45 -4 p.m., Mission of Sri Lanka, 820 Second Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York
  • Women's Livelihood in Post-Conflict Recovery and Resilience of Women, organized by the Mission of Japan and Ambassador Melanne Verveer of Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, 16 March, 3 -5.30 p.m., Express Bar, United Nations
  • Women´s Economic Rights in Palestine, organized by the Mission of Palestine and the UN Women Palestine Country office, 16 March, 4.45 -6 p.m., Conference Room B
  • The 12th International Helvi Sipilä Seminar: Empowered Futures- Sustainable Economies, organized by the Mission of Finland, the Finnish Federation of Graduate Women, the National Council of Women in Finland, the Coalition of Finnish Women's Associations - NYTKIS, the Young Women's Christian Association of Finland YWCA, and Finland’s National Committee for UN Women,16 March, 6.30 -7.45 p.m., Conference Room 7
  • Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025, organized by FAO, ILO, UNICEF, World Bank TBC, 20 March 1.15-2.30 p.m., Conference Room 11
  • Financing for Gender Equality and empowerment of women: Gender Responsive Budgeting as key to achieving the SDGs, organized by Missions of Nigeria, Namibia, Uganda and Mozambique, 20 March, 3 - 4.15 p.m., Conference Room 11
  • Launch of the International Gender Champions New York, organized by the Mission of Switzerland, 20 March, 6.30 -8.30 p.m., Delegates’ Dining Room 
  • Side-Event with Germany and WAGGGS, organized by the Mission of Germany and WAGGGS, 21 March, 11 a.m.-12.45 p.m., Conference Room 11
  • Violence Against Women and progress to Eliminate it, organized by the Mission of South Africa, 22 March, 6.30 p.m.-7.45 p.m., Conference Room 2
  • Breaking stereotypes for transformed social norms on ‘women and work’, organized by Muslims for Progressive Values, World YWCA, Baha’l International, WCC, Rosaria Memorial Foundation, and UN Women , 20 March, 3-5 p.m., Japan Society