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REGIONAL PREPARATORY MEETING FOR THE ARAB REGION ON INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO REACHING WOMEN, GIRLS AND THE MARGINALIZED

A regional preparatory meeting on the theme “Innovative Approaches to Reaching Women, Girls and the Marginalized in the Arab Region” was held on 9 December 2010 Doha, Qatar in preparation for the 2011 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review with a focus on education. The meeting, was held in the context of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) (6-9 December 2010), hosted by the Qatar Foundation, in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The meeting brought together a diverse group of regional stakeholders. Participants discussed how innovative approaches, policies and targeted interventions can help reach women, girls and the marginalized. The meeting consisted of a panel discussion and a luncheon for Ministers and Heads of Delegation from the Arab Region attending the WISE conference.

For more information on the meeting, please contact Mr. Alberto Padova, Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, UN/DESA (+1 212 963-4759, padova at un dot org).

  • Programme
  • Background Note
  • Background Note (Executive Summary) [Arabic; English]
  • Presentations
    • Opening remarks:
      • H.E. Mr. Hamidon Ali, President, United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations, New York
      • Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-­‐General, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), New York
    • Panelists:
      • Dr. Yasar Jarrar, Partner, Advisory Services, ricewaterhouseCoopers, Middle East
      • Dr. Amin Amin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Change Agent for Arab Development & Education Reform (CADER), Jordan
    • Closing remarks:
      • Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-­‐General, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), New York
  • Meetings Highlights
  • Summary Report

 

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