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International Women's Day, 8 March 2011

Slideshow Photos

A general view of the inauguration ceremony of the Conference.

Inauguration Ceremony of the World Conference of the International Women’s Year, Mexico June 1975. UN Photo/B Lane

Maimouna Kane (Senegal) addressing the Conference on opening day.

The World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women, Copenhagen July 1980. UN Photo/Per Jacobsen

Participating in the discussion are Ambassador Peter Wilenski (left) of Australia and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Ms. Ellen Sirleaf participating in an International Women’s Day panel discussion, 1990. UN Photo/Milton Grant

Bella Abzug (centre) addresses a gathering to mark International Women’s Day. At left centre is Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali attending International Women’s Day gathering, 1994. UN Photo/Milton Grant

Ms. Patricia Licuanan (Philippines), Chairperson of the Main Committee of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China

Ms. Patricia Licuanan, Chairperson of the Main Committee of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing September 1995. UN Photo/Milton Grant

Women clap to the beat at an International Women's Day Celebration.

Haitian ministry celebrates International Women’s Day, Port-au-Prince 2010. UN Photo/Sophia Paris