Barbershop @ UNESCO
In collaboration with the Permanent Delegation of Iceland, this event is part of the activities organized by UNESCO in the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November). The Barbershop event is one of the side events during the 40th session of the General Conference, to take place on 13 November, 1:00-3:00pm in Room X. It takes the form of a dynamic discussion between a high-level panel and the audience, including young participants. It features the participation of the Iceland Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO and public personalities who are committed to the cause of gender equality.
Why a “Barbershop”?
In order to combat gender inequalities and promote gender equality, it is of great importance that men and boys participate in the conversation and be part of the solution. Barbershop events encourage men and boys to become actively engaged in promoting gender equality by better understanding how gender inequality limits the ability of individuals, businesses, and communities to reach their full human, economic and social potential. The Barbershop series started with a high-level conference in New York in January 2015 under the leadership of UN Women and with the participation of several high-level UN officials. This initiative is now being implemented across the world to sensitize men in different industries to become allies for gender equality.


Type of Event General Conference
Start 13.11.2019 13:00 local time
End 13.11.2019 15:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Giampaoli, Damiano
Organizer Delegation of Iceland and UNESCO Division for Gender Equality
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room X
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of Iceland to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 250
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