The Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017

The Ocean Conference will be held at UN Headquarters in New York on 5-9 June 2017, seeking to spur action to ensure the continued health of the world’s oceans. The conference will comprise of plenary meetings, partnership dialogues and a special event commemorating World Oceans Day. To prepare for this major event, the President of the General Assembly will be organizing a two-day preparatory meeting on 15-16 February in New York. The preparatory meeting will consider the elements of the … [Read more...]

CEDAW, “General discussion on rural Women” (contribution call)

On the occasion of its 56th session, to be held in Geneva from 30 September to 18 October 2013, on 7 October 2013 the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold a half-day general discussion on rural women (article 14 of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women). The aim of the half-day general discussion is to commence the Committee’s process of elaborating a "General Recommendation on Rural Women". The purpose of the general … [Read more...]

Jamaica addresses violence against women

Violence against women is pervasive and harms not only women but their families and their communities. At a two-day forum at the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, UN officials, government representatives and other stakeholders discussed how to prevent it. Sandrea Falconer, Jamaica's Minister of Information with responsibility for gender affairs, told Gerry Adams that she is head of a specific committee addressing the problem. Sandrea Falconer - Violence - … [Read more...]

Global Update: Celebrate International Women's Day‏ – UN Foundation

    Global Update: Celebrate International Women's Day‏   March 8, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a global celebration of women's contributions to the world.   Since its founding more than a decade ago, the UN Foundation has identified addressing the needs and concerns of women and girls as one of the keys to solving the world’s most challenging problems. Empowerment is essential in the global drive to eliminate poverty, achieve social justice and stabilize … [Read more...]

Women's Rights to Contraceptive Information and Services

  The Rights to Contraceptive Information and Services   for Women and Adolescents   Briefing Paper   Author: UNFPA and the Center for Reproductive Rights No. of pages: 37 Publication date: 2011 Publisher: UNFPA and the Center for Reproductive Rights Download PDF English This briefing paper examines the right to access contraceptive information and services for women and adolescents. It provides practical guidance for activists, scholars, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, … [Read more...]

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