A Forum on the Empowerment of Women
Monday – 12 November 2012, 1:15 – 2:45 PM, United Nations; 777 UN Plaza, NYC
In July, 2010, the annual high-level meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) concluded with Member States stressing the need for greater investment in women and girls and outlining concrete steps to advance gender equality and empower women. While this is the specific target of Millennium Development Goal #3, it is well recognized that the role of women will be important to the achievement of all eight goals and especially critical for achieving goals 1,2, 4, and 5.
Throughout the world women are stepping up and assuming more leadership roles in NGOs. In many cases, it may be the first time a woman has served in this kind of a role. Whether these new roles for women are at high organizational, or grassroots levels, they come with their own challenges and opportunities.
Come share in the discussion with women who are succeeding in these new roles. Hear their successes and challenges. Learn about their strategies and share from your own experience. The panel members will speak briefly to introduce the topic and give some perspectives but this forum will rely on the participation of the audience. This not- for-women-only session invites men to join the group to hear perspectives that you may not be used to hearing and to open your mind to possible new ways of thinking.
Introduction and welcome: Sharon Hamilton-Getz, Chairperson, NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns – NY
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary General and High Representative of the UN
Join Monika Mitchell, Good Business International and Sharon Hamilton-Getz, Chairperson, NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns – NY, in an open discussion as they explore the challenges today’s women face as they become more involved in leadership positions in business, communities, politics and government throughout the world..
Institute of International Social Development (IISD), Spiritual United Nations (SUN)
Co-sponsors – Universal Peace Federation, World harmony Council and Forum, IDEAL Spring International Foundation, and International Center for Good Business (ICFGB).
UN Staff, Missions, NGOs, Corporate and Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs are invited. Those wishing to attend should send a Registration request no later than 10 November to:firstname.lastname@example.org
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