International Women's Day 2007
UNESCO’s Constitution states that “since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.” To celebrate International Women’s Day 2007, UNESCO organized a series of events and exhibitions to pay tribute to the women around the world who are courageously, and often anonymously, constructing the defences of peace.
The high-level International Round Table focused on the theme "Women Peacemakers".
This international conference brought together distinguished women who contribute, through their work, to the promotion of peace around the world. In order to face the most complex crises the world has ever known, and because conflicts have direct consequences on women, it is fundamental that women participate fully and equally in the prevention of conflicts, in peace building processes and in the consolidation of peace.
Please see the International Round Table publication (PDF format) for an overview of the proceedings including the speeches and highlights of the debate.
For information on the exhibitions and cultural events during the month, check out our International Women's Day 2007 Programme (PDF format).