Sommaire: 15 September 2011, New York - On 19 September, the European Union will co-sponsor a side-event on Women's Political Participation: Making Gender Equality in Politics a Reality, featuring EU HR Catherine Ashton and other prominent women politicians.
WORLD's TOP WOMEN LEADERS TO DRAW ATTENTION TO CENTRAL ROLE OF WOMEN's POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN DEMOCRACY
At a high-level event next week during the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, women political leaders will strongly call for increasing women's political participation and decision-making across the world. Stressing that women's participation is essential in all contexts-- during peace, through conflict and post-conflict, and during political transitions-the leaders will sign on to a joint statement , as a call to action, with concrete recommendations on ways to advance women's political participation.
WHAT: Women's Political Participation- Making Gender Equality in Politics a Reality
WHEN: Monday, 19th September, 3.00-5.00 p.m.
WHERE: UN HEADQUARTERS, NORTH LAWN BUILDING, Conference Room 3
Photo Opportunity: The event will open with the women leaders signing the joint statement.
To attend: Please RSVP by noon of 16 September 2011 at www.unwomen.org/rsvp/event/13; [Please note: Space is limited. Confirmed journalists will be alerted, and will need to be escorted by staff of the UN's Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit from the Media Centre (Conference Room 1) to the venue]
Webcast: The event will webcast live at www.un.org/webcast.
Twitter: Live tweeting with hashtag #WomenLeaders.
jelena[dot]vujic[at]eeas[dot]europa[dot]eu(Jelena Vujic), Delegation of the EU to the UN, Ph: +1 212.401.0123
gsenechal[at]delbrasonu[dot]org(Gustavo Sénéchal), Mission of Brazil, Ph: +1 212. 372.2614
mboissiere[at]trinbago[dot]org(Melissa Boissiere), Mission of Trinidad and Tobago, +1 212.697.7620
stanislav[dot]saling[at]undp[dot]org(Stanislav Saling), UNDP, Ph: + 1 212.906.5296
oisika[dot]chakrabarti[at]unwomen[dot]org(Oisika Chakrabarti), UN Women, Ph: +1 646.781.4522,
Information on media accreditation and access to the UN General Assembly: http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/events.shtml