Event information

5 November 2019, 13:15-14:45

Downloads

Flyer >

Women’s Economic Empowerment and the SDGs: Closing the Gender Gap in a Rapidly Changing Society

Event

Julie Matatiken is the Senior Laboratory Technician at SOCOMEP, an enterprise that provides services for the Seychelles’ largest industry – industrial tuna fishing. Julie Matatiken is the Senior Laboratory Technician at SOCOMEP, an enterprise that provides services for the Seychelles’ largest industry – industrial tuna fishing.

This event, organized by the Permanent Mission of Japan and co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Canada, France, Finland, Mexico and Thailand, the Geneva Academy, UN Women, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will discuss the challenges in economically empowering women and ways of overcoming them.

Opening Remarks

  • Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General, UN Office at Geneva
  • Hilary Gbedemah, Chairperson, UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (TBC)

Moderator

  • Nicole Ameline, Member, CEDAW

Panelists

  • Hiroko Akizuki, Member, CEDAW
  • Joanna Bourke Martignoni, Senior Research Fellow, Geneva Academy
  • Esther Eghobamien-Mshelia, Member, CEDAW
  • Elselot Hasselaar, Project Lead, Inclusive Economies Practice, Centre for the New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum
  • Christine Löw, Director, UN Women Liaison Office Geneva

Registration

As the event takes place at the Palais des Nations, you need a UN badge to attend. If you do not have a UN badge, you must register via the UNOG registration system INDICO.

Location

Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, 8 – 14 avenue de la Paix, Geneva

Access

Practical information to access the Palais des Nations and Room XXIII.

MORE ON THIS THEMATIC AREA

Aerial view of the Palais Federal in Bern News

The Role of Switzerland’s Foreign Policy in the Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants

27 August 2020

Our new Research Brief lists actions that countries should take to ensure that their foreign policy is consistent with the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas, adopted by the United Nations in 2018.

Read more

session of the Commission on Human Rights and Citizenship, Santiago News

New Research Brief Discusses the Role of National Human Rights Systems in Implementing International Human Rights Standards and Recommendations

25 June 2020

Our new Research discusses the approach, methodology and objectives of our new research project that aims at gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the strengths and weaknesses affecting different National Human Rights Systems.

Read more

Banner with the cover of the book Event

Book Launch: A Practical Anatomy of the Human Rights Council

20 October 2020, 12:30-14:00

This book is the outcome of a six-month research fellowship at the Geneva Academy carried out by Eric Tistounet, Chief of the Human Rights Council Branch at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Read more

Syria,  Aleppo, great Umayyad mosque. Destructions. Short Course

The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

18 February - 12 March 2021

This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.

Read more

Small irrigation system with polluted water in N’Zerekore, Guinea Training

The Protection of Human Rights and the Environment

23-27 November 2020

This training course provides participants with a deep understanding of the international legal framework for the protection of human rights and the environment as well as in-depth knowledge of how to promote environmental protection through existing human rights mechanisms. The 2020 edition will have a specific focus on water pollution and scarcity.

Read more

Session of a UN Treaty Body Project

Treaty Bodies Individual Communications Procedures

Started in January 2019

Read more

A session of the UN Human Rights Committtee at Palais Wilson Project

Implementing International Humanitarian Law Through Human Rights Mechanisms

Started in April 2019

Resulting from traditional legal research and informal interviews with experts, the project aims at examining how – if at all possible – IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the Charter of the United Nations, as well from universal and regional treaties.

Read more

Cover page of the book Publication

The UN Human Rights Council: A Practical Anatomy

published on September 2020

Eric Tistounet

Read more