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International Women's Day 2005
"Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future"


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  • International Women's Day observance at UNHQ:
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    Women and HIV/AIDS

    Panel Discussion:
    "Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future"

    A panel discussion moderated by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for Public Information.
    Location: It will take place on 8 March, from 10 am to 12 noon in Conference Room 2.

    The panellists are:

    Programme subject to change
    For further information, please contact:
    Sylvia Hordosch, Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Tel: (212) 963 5450; email: hordosch@un.org


    With clarion calls and worldwide events, UN marks International Women's Day

  • FAO


    FAO will organize a discussion on "Promoting Gender and HIV/AIDS Sensitivity through Microfinance" on 8 March. During the event the new Rural Finance Learning Centre will be launched.



    International Women's Day Events at the ILO Geneva

    Every year, the ILO celebrates International Women's Day to emphasize its commitment to gender equality and equal recognition. This year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will celebrate International Women’s Day by hosting a round table discussion and a film festival focusing on women film directors. ILO International Film Festival on Women and Work will take place from March 4th to the 10th.
    The panel discussion will be held at the International Labour Office in Geneva on Tuesday 8 March from 14:30 to 16:00 and will welcome international women directors. >>>



    20 Films to Celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March

    In order to mark International Women's Day on 8 March this year, UNESCO’s Audiovisual E-Platform proposes 20 films about women's issues, such as women's rights, development, employment, social role models, among others, which can be used for broadcasting by TV channels as well as for cultural activities or other related events planned for 8 March.



    International Women's Day on 8 March

    Statement of Ms. Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director
    Available in: Arabic | English | French | Spanish



    International Women’s Day Page
    Focus: Gender Equality 2005: Building a More Secure Future


    Events Organized or Co-sponsored by UNIFEM >>>


    United Nations
    Vienna International Centre
    Consolidated Programme For The
    Observance Of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2005

    This year a number of activities are planned in observance of International Women’s Day at the VIC, spanning the period Friday, 4 March through Friday, 1 April 2005. >>>


    UNU Meetings and Events for 8th March


    United Nations
    Department of Peacekeeping Operations

    Statement by Mr. Jean-Marie Guehenno, Under-Secretary-General, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, 8 March 2005
    (Statement in French)



    United Nations
    Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
    UNFICYP will hold a high level, bi-communal (both Turkish and Greek Cypriots) panel of women speaking on gender equality on the island. Three members of the panel participated in the Beijing Conference.

    Previous years International Women's Day observances

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