UN Women Celebrates its Launch
UN Women, the new UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, celebrates its launch. An evening event featuring music and film brings together political leaders, extraordinary women leaders, media personalities and celebrities.
WHEN: 24 February 2011, 6:30-ca.8:00 pm
WHERE: UN Headquarters, New York, General Assembly Hall
The celebration will be webcast at www.un.org/webcast
UN: General Assembly President Joseph Deiss, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet
Governments: Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad Bissessar, HRH Princess Cristina of Spain
Civil society: Nepalese activist Bandana Rana
Peacekeeping: Rakhi Sahi, former Commander of the all-female Formed Police Unit in Liberia
Media: ABC News anchor Christiane Amanpour (emcee), CNN founder and Chairman of the UN Foundation Ted Turner
Entertainment: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and Academy Award winner
Nicole Kidman (via video link), Academy Award winner Geena Davis, performance of song “One Woman” composed for the event
The media advisory is available for download from right menu.
Press contacts: Gretchen Luchsinger, UN Women media specialist, +1.212.906.6506, +1.201.736.2945 (cell), Gretchen.luchsinger(at)unwomen.org