8 March 2007


Panel discussion at UN Headquarters (New York)

International Women's Day
Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls

8 March 2007
Conference Room 2
United Nations Headquarters
10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

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H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General
H.E. Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, President of the General Assembly
H.E. Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo, President of the Security Council


Ms. Carla Del Ponte
Prosecutor International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Statement here.

Ms. Dilian Francisca Toro Torres
President of the Senate, Congress of the Republic of Colombia
Statement here (in Spanish).

Mr. Antero Lopes
Deputy Police Advisor, Department of Peacekeeping Operations

Ms. Raghida Dergham
Columnist and Senior Diplomatic Correspondent for Al Hayat

Rev. Jacques A. De Graff
100 Black Men

Mr. Todd Minerson
Executive Director, White Ribbon Campaign
Statement here.


Mr. Shashi Tharoor
Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information


The conference room will have open seating and attendees
are kindly asked to be seated by 9:50 a.m.

For further information, please contact: Katarina Salmela,
Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women/DESA,
Tel.: (917) 367 22 52, e-mail: salmela@un.org

For media enquiries, please contact:
Ellen McGuffie or Robin DellaRoca, Department of Public Information
Tel.: (212) 963 0499, e-mail: mediainfo@un.org

This event is organized by
the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women/DESA,
the Division for the Advancement of Women/DESA,
the Department of Public Information
in collaboration with
the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality

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