Thursday, December 03, 2009

UN Webcast for CEDAW

Global CEDAW 30th Anniversary Celebration Event
Event Type: Special Day or Anniversary
Date: 03.12.09
Time: 15:00–17:00 (GMT-0500)
Location: United Nations, New York – ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York, NY

On 3rd December 2009, the United Nations will hold a global celebration for the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The event will bring together speakers from around the world who will share examples of how the Convention has been used to implement women’s human rights and achieve gender equality in their country. Participants will hear how CEDAW has been applied to law, policy and judicial decisions, heralding and securing greater human rights for women and girls. Attendees will also learn how the Optional Protocol to the Convention—which celebrates its 10th year in 2009—has succeeded to raise awareness about the Convention and bring justice to individual women.

These examples, plus opening remarks by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and a live performance from Sarah Jones, will inspire attendees, including member states, non-governmental organizations, women’s rights activists and the United Nations system alike to increase their efforts to implement the Convention in their home countries and through the work of their organizations.

Due to space restrictions, the event is by invitation only. However, the celebration will be webcast live on UN webcast: http://www.un.org/webcast/.

For more details, visit the website.

Sponsored by: A working group of the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE), composed of OHCHR and UNIFEM (co-chairs), UNICEF, UN-DAW, UNDP and UNFPA.

Contact: Jessica Hughes,, +1 917 484 8080

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