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5 November 2019, 13:15-14:45

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

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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.

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