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International High-Level Round Table "Beijing + 15"

International High-Level Round Table "Beijing + 15"  

Every year, UNESCO organizes a high-level International Round Table on a specific theme that inaugurates UNESCO’s programme celebrating International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Beijing +15” in keeping with the UN system theme for 2010. The Round Table will focus on the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, its agenda, progress and future directions, including UNESCO’s role in upholding and implementing the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action.
The Director-General of UNESCO will open the Round Table, which will be followed by a special video message from Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States of America and from Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman cosmonaut and Deputy of the Yaroslavl Regional Duma.

The Round Table will bring together high-level and influential women who organized and attended the Beijing Conference in 1995, such as :

- Gertrude Mongella (United Republic of Tanzania), Chairperson of the International Advisory Board of the African Press Organization (APO) and former Secretary-General of the Beijing Conference,
- Patricia Licuanan, (the Philippines), President of the Miriam College and former Chair of the Preparatory Commission for the Fourth World Conference on Women.

We also will have the honor to welcome Eleonora Valentinovna Mitrofanova (Russian Federation), Chairperson of the Executive Board of UNESCO.


Type of Event Special Events
Start 08.03.2010 13:00 local time
End 08.03.2010 15:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Corat, Sanye Gulser
Organizer BSP/GE
Contact Anna Maria Majlöf -
Country France
Street 7 Place de Fontenoy
Room Room II
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 400
Official Website International Women's Day at UNESCO
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