Continuing the Implementation of the Platform for Action of  the Fourth World  Conference on Women

Prior to the 42nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

1 March 1998*

9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.


Conference Room 4

1st Ave. between 45th & 46th Streets, New York City

*Advance Registration is Required for ALL by 2/20/98

Sponsored by the NGO Committees on the Status of Women (Geneva, New York and Vienna) in cooperation with the NGO Committee on UNICEF Working Group on Girls.

These Committees represent more than 200 international, regional and national organizations.

Facilitated by the UN Division for the Advancement of Women and UNICEF.




9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.: Registration, Visitor’s Lobby, United Nations

10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Part I: Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

Carol Bellamy, Under-Secretary-General; Executive Director, UNICEF

Angela King, Assistant Secretary-General, Special Advisor on Gender Issues; Director, UN Division for the Advancement of Women.

Patricia Flor, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations

Elsa Stamatopoulou, Acting Director, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, New York

Part II: Invited NGO Experts will speak about the critical areas of concern before the 42nd Session:

Part III: CSW and NGOs

Kristen Timothy, Deputy Director, UN Division for the Advancement of Women.

Part IV: Afternoon at the Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, 44th Street and

1st Avenue

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.: Lunch

2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.: NGO Action.

Open Discussion: Strategizing on the Role of NGOs with Breakout Sessions on: * The Girl-Child * Human Rights of Women  * Violence Against Women  * Women and Armed Conflict *