United Nations observance of International Women’s Day 2020

UPDATE: Out of utmost caution regarding the developing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, please note that the Official Observance of International Women’s Day to be held 6 March 2020 at the United Nations in New York will be limited to existing UN grounds pass holders. Accordingly, no tickets will be issued. The planned public ticket distribution scheduled for today March 5 and tomorrow morning March 6 will no longer take place. We encourage everybody to tune in and watch the event live at https://www.un.org/webcast/schedule/latest.html. UN Women sincerely regrets any inconvenience this may cause.
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Event type: Special days or anniversaries

Start date: 6 March 2020 | Start time: 10:00 UTC-05:00
End date: 6 March 2020 | End time: 13:00 UTC-05:00

Location: General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, 10017, USA

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The United Nations observance of International Women’s Day will take place on 6 March 2020 from 10 am to 1 pm at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The theme for the International Women’s Day 2020 is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights”.

The year 2020 is pivotal for advancing gender equality worldwide, as the global community takes stock of progress made for women’s rights since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. It will also mark several other galvanizing moments in the gender equality movement: a five-year milestone towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals; the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security; and the 10th anniversary of UN Women’s establishment.

The observance will celebrate the next generations of women and girl leaders and gender equality activists together with the women’s rights advocates and visionaries on whose shoulders they stand.

We hope to see you there, celebrating as one in blue and red colors!

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