Media advisory: UN Women Executive Director to brief press on eve of International Women’s Day and the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

International Women’s Day commemoration at UN Headquarters will bring together top political leadership and grassroots women’s groups


WHAT: Guest at Noon Briefing: UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka  
WHEN: Thursday, 6 March, 12 noon
WHERE: Room S-0237, UN Secretariat, New York

Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will brief the press about the International Women’s Day commemoration and the upcoming 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. This is her first International Women’s Day since she took the helm of UN Women in August 2014. The forthcoming 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, to be held from 10-21 March, will be an important milestone in the ongoing post-2015 debate and  review achievements made through the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals as  well as gaps that remain for women and girls. 

WHAT: UN International Women’s Day commemoration
WHEN: Friday, 7 March, 12-1 p.m.
WHERE: Trusteeship Council Chamber, UN Secretariat, New York

The event is open to the media, but space is limited. Please RSVP by Thursday, 6 March at 3 p.m., to media contacts listed.

UN Observance of International Women’s Day 2014 theme: “Equality for Women is Progress for All”. Participants include: Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General;  John W. Ashe, President of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly;  Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former United States Secretary of State,  U.S. Senator; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women; and, Andrea Nunez, Vice President of the World YWCA Board.