Promoting gender-responsive migration governance through the Global Compact for Migration

This high-level event aims to mobilize support from Member States for gender-responsive implementation of the Global Compact for Migration that contributes to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all migrant women and girls.
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Event type: Lectures, seminars, panel discussions

Start date: 28 September 2018 | Start time: 09:30 UTC-04:00
End date: 28 September 2018 | End time: 11:00 UTC-04:00

Location: UN Headquarters, Conference Room 1, New York, NY, 10017, United States

Event description

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Co-organized by Permanent Missions of Liechtenstein, Mexico, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and UN Women. This high-level event aims to mobilize support from Member States for gender-responsive implementation of the Global Compact for Migration that contributes to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all migrant women and girls.

With half of the estimated 260 million migrants worldwide being women, it is critical that the implementation of the Global Compact effectively includes their voices and addresses their needs and priorities.

Speakers include:

  • Louise Arbour,Special Representative for International Migration
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
  • Acosta Vargas, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
  • Craig Mokhiber, Director of New York Office, OHCHR
  • Lucila Granada, Director of the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) and member of the Women in Migration Network (WIMN)
  • Aurelia Frick, Foreign Minister, Liechtenstein

Sponsored by: UN Women Headquarters, Permanent Missions of Liechtenstein, Mexico, Bangladesh (TBC), Germany (TBC), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

More information:
  • Contact person: Michael Stewart-Evans michael.evans[at]unwomen.org +1 646 781-4826