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Panel Discussion: "Empower Rural Women — End Hunger and Poverty"

Date and time: 7 March 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 4 (NLB)

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Panel Discussion: "Change Makers and Peacekeepers — Journey Towards Equal Representation of Women"

Date and time: 7 March 2012, 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 4 (NLB)


Since 2000, the U.S. Navy has been on the forefront in increasing the representation of women. Similarly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s agenda for change has included historic progress in the representation of women, especially at the highest levels and within it military and police peacekeeping contingents. This panel will be dedicated to hearing change makers, in the UN and outside as they share their vision, experience and insights.

The discussion is co-sponsored by UN Women and the Permanent Mission of the united States of America to the United Nations.

Panel Discussion



Date and time: 7 March 2012, 7:00pm – 9:00pm (local time)
Location: UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Room 1

UNESCO and the International Organization of La Francophonie organized a concert in Paris with the Moroccan Singer Oum and the Malian Singer Bafing Kul to inaugurate International Women's Day 2012.


Date and time: 8 – 16 March 2012
Location: UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

In the framework of the International Women's Day 2012, UNESCO's Director-General, Ms. Irina Bokova, will inaugurate several exhibitions:

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