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March 2008


52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women

UN HQ, New York, USA, through 7 March 2008

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. It is the principal global policy-making body. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide.

CSW will consider the theme: "Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women" at its 52nd session.
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> Calendar of parallel events organized by Permanent Missions and UN Agencies
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High Level Panel: "Investing in Women and Girls"

International Women's Day
6 March 2008, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 2

Host / Sponsor: United Nations

Opening
  • H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Ms. Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Minister of Public Service and Administration, Republic of South Africa
  • Mr. Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc
High level Panel

Panelists
  • Ms. Sabine de Bethune, Senator, Belgian Parliament, Chairwoman of the Flemish Christian Democrat Party (CD&V) in the Senate
  • Ms. Muriel Siebert, Founder, Chairwoman and CEO, Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.
  • Ms. Zara Khatib, Technology Marketing Manager, Shell International, United Arab Emirates
  • Ms. Inez Murray, Vice President for Technical Assistance and Programs, Women's World Bank
Moderator
  • Mrs. Rhonda Schaffler, Anchor of “Open Exchange”, Bloomberg Television
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Panel discussion: "Investing in Women: What is being done"

International Women's Day
6 March 2008, 1:15 - 2:45 pm
United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 2

Host / Sponsor: United Nations

Imagine a Gender Equal United Nations
Gender equality should become a reality in our working environment. The framework is in place: with leadership and our own efforts we can make it happen.

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Ms. Rachel Mayanja, Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, invites you to a panel discussion on

Investing in Women: What is being done

Panelists
  • Mr. Douglas Freeman, Founder of the World Diversity Leadership Summit and CEO, VirtCom Consulting
  • Ms. Maie Ayoub von Kohl, Acting Special Adviser on Gender & Diversity, UNICEF
  • Ms. Soknan Han Jung, Head of Gender Equality and Diversity Unit, UNDP
  • Ms. Maria Hutchinson, Chief of Learning Section, United Nations
Moderator
  • Ms. Aparna Mehrotra, Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women
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International Women's Day

08 March 2008; UN Commemoration on 06 March 2008
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating 8 March as International Women's Day. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions...
> IWD 2008: Calendar of events




International Women's Day

08 March 2008; UN Commemoration on 06 March 2008
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating 8 March as International Women's Day. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions...
> IWD 2008: Calendar of events




UNESCO International Conference and Exhibition on Knowledge Parks

Exhibition
Doha, Qatar, 29-31 March 2008
Host / Sponsor: UNESCO

The Conference will focus on three areas in particular: ICT Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship, Digital Knowledge Management, and ICT for Development with particular emphasis on education, science, youth and gender.
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