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UN Women co-organized or co-sponsored events during the 69th session of the UN General Assembly will include:

20 September

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HeForShe Campaign Special Event
The event co-hosted by British actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson will bring together Heads of States, senior United Nations officials, champions for women’s empowerment, as well as celebrity role models and the general public. They will gather to support a dynamic solidarity movement for gender equality, calling upon one half of humanity to join with the other half in addressing persistent inequalities faced by women and girls around the world.
Venue: United Nations Trusteeship Council, UN Headquarters, New York
Time:  5 – 7 p.m.

22 September

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka introduces the findings of a ground-breaking study on gender stereotypes in global films by the Geena Davis Institute at an event to present its findings on 22 September, 2014. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

2nd Symposium on Gender in the Media and launch of global study on gender stereotypes in family film entertainment 
Focusing on Beijing Platform for Action’s Section J—the critical area of concern on women and the media—the first-ever global study on gender stereotypes in family entertainment from leading markets including Australia, Brazil, China, France, India and the United Kingdom will be launched at the event.
Host: The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women, The Rockefeller Foundation and USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism
Venue: McGraw Hill Financial, 1221 Ave of the Americas, New York
Time: 3 – 5 p.m. (at 2 p.m., a press conference will be held before the opening of the Symposium).

Mary Robinson and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Climate Action event.

Leaders’ Forum on Women Leading the Way: Raising Ambition for Climate Action

With the participation of Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, five former women presidents and prime ministers (namely Gro Harlem Bruntland of Norway, Tarja Halonen of Finland, Julia Gillard of Australia, Joyce Banda of Malawi, and Aminata Touré of Senegal), Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Graça Machel and the UN Secretary-General, the event aims to demonstrate women’s leadership on climate action and highlighting gender-responsive actions at all levels. It will also feature voices of women leaders representing youth, grass-roots and indigenous communities, and be an opportunity to position gender equality at the centre of the discussions on climate change and sustainable development in the post-2015 development agenda, in the lead-up to the Beijing+ 20 commemoration next year.
Host: Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice and UN Women
Venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel, E 42nd St, New York
Time: 6 – 8.30 p.m.

23 September

High-Level Side Event- Affirming the Beijing and Lima Plans of Action for Indigenous Women and Girls
Against the backdrop of the World Conference of Indigenous Peoples, the International Forum on Indigenous Women (FIMI) and UN Women will highlight the situation of indigenous women and girls, focusing on issues to include violence, inheritance rights, participation in decision-making and the role of men and boys. Speakers include: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director; Aili Keskitalo, President, Sami Parliament of Norway; Otilia Lux de Coti, Executive Director, International Forum on Indigenous Women; Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Soyata Maiga, Special Rapporteur on Women’s Rights and Chairperson of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights; Raja Devasish Roy, Traditional Chief and Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and Ms. Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez, Mayan human rights activist. The event will be moderated by Andrea Landry and Aili Laue of the Indigenous Youth Caucus.
Host: International Forum on Indigenous Women and UN Women
Venue: DNB 19th floor Conference room, Daily News Building, 220 E, 42nd Street, New York
Time: 12.30 – 2 p.m.

Soccer Match to End Violence against Women (UNiTE)

Voices from the Climate Front Lines, Thematic Session at UN Climate Summit
As part of the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit, UN Women, UNICEF and UNFPA will co-host this event which will focus on the experiences and voices of children, youth, women, indigenous peoples and other groups whose voices are too-often ignored in building resilience and contributing to climate solutions on the ground. Co-Chairs of the event are Evo Morales, President of Bolivia and Enele Sosene Sopoaga, Prime Minister of Tuvalu. Panellists include: Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation–Climate Justice; Ronan Farrow, MSNBC host, and  former UNICEF youth advocate; Sylvia Atugonza Kapello, climate and development expert, Uganda; Christina Ora, youth volunteer with the Honiara Youth Council, Solomon Islands; and Alina Saba – Young Mugal indigenous woman, Nepal. The event will be moderated by Femi Oke, international broadcaster and journalist.
Hosts: UNICEF, UN Women, UNFPA, with support from UN-NGLS
Venue: Conference Room 3, United Nations HQ, New York
Time: 5.15 – 6.30 p.m.
This event will be webcast live at and archived later at

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will also take part in these events during the UN General Assembly:

  • Women Moving Millions event, 19 September.
  • Broadband Commission event, 20 September.
  • Social Good Summit, hosted by Mashable and partners, 21 September.
  • 3rd Annual Bunengi African First Ladies Discussion will highlight the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education for the African Girl Child, 22 September.
  • ITC ”Women Empowering Women” luncheon, 22 September.
  • “Women’s Access to Land”, a ministerial side event organized by the Governments of Finland and Ethiopia together with UN Women, 23 September.
  • Breakfast hosted by the Global Education First Initiative, 23 September
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment event with Goldman Sachs, 23 September
  • “Feeding the Planet – Empowering Women: the food and nutrition security challenge”, a side-event organized in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Italy, 24 September.
  • Special High-level event organized by the Prime Minister of Norway, 24 September.
  • #BringBackOurGirls brownbag lunch, 24 September.
  • “Quality Education for the World We Want”, a High-level event by the Global Education First Initiative, 24 September.
  • A ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends of Beijing+20, hosted by the Permanent Missions of Iceland and Suriname, 25 September.
  • “Integrated approaches to Gender Dimension on Sustainable Development within the Context of Post Conflict-Recovery”, a side event organized by the Government of Croatia, 26 September.
  • A ministerial level panel on Women’s Economic empowerment as a key element to post-conflict recovery, hosted by the Foreign Ministers of Iceland and Liechtenstein, 27 September.