Women in Power UN summit
What’s on this week: Joining forces and redoubling efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment for all
The Informal High-Level Event of the General Assembly Women in Power – Call to Action & Women leaders – voices for change and inclusion: Joining forces and redoubling efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment for all will take place on 12 September 2019 at the ECOSOC Chamber of the UN Headquarters in New York.
The event will be focused on three main points:
*creating synergies with networks that encourage women participation and sharing of knowledge and experience;
*considering measures to create an environment where gender equality is respected, and inclusion is part of the organisational culture in all spheres of society; and
*promoting the mentoring of young women to strengthen their capacity to take part in politics.
Speakers will include Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, the first woman to be elected Vice-President in Panama; Susana Malcorra, former Chef de Cabinet to the Executive Office of the UN; Jacqueline O’Neill, Ambassador for Women Peace and Security of Canada; and Alya Ahmed Bin Saif Al-Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN.
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