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Is the UN Working for Women?
Start Date: 3/21/2018Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 3/21/2018End Time: 7:45 PM

Event Description:

Is the UN Working for Women?

Wednesday, March 21, 6.30 - 7.45 pm

At the UN’s founding in 1945, women were scarce among delegates, yet they insisted on the creation of a Commission on the Status of Women in 1946 and asserted rights to equality in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today we are approaching parity in girls and boys’ enrollment in primary school, and women’s achievements in employment and political representation would have astonished early pioneers of women’s rights.  There is still a long way to go.  The World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index 2017 registered, for the first time since its creation in 2006, stagnation and even a retreat in progress on gender equality.  The UN pursues the objective of advancing gender equality by setting up agencies to advance women’s rights, and by aiming for gender parity in its own staffing.  How effectively is the UN meeting its own targets?

CGA Clinical Professor and former UN Women Chief Adviser for Peace and Security Anne Marie Goetz will moderate a panel scrutinizing the UN’s record on advancing gender equality and women’s rights.  Speakers will include representatives from the Office of the Secretary-General, from UN Women, and from civil society activists who study the UN’s effectiveness in this area.

Location Information:
Downtown - Woolworth  (View Map)
15 Barclay Street (bet. Broadway and Church Street)
New York, NY
Room: 430
Contact Information:
Phone: 212-992-8380

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