In Focus: International Women’s Day 2018
“Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”

This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. This has taken the form of global marches and campaigns, including #MeToo and #TimesUp in the United States of America and their counterparts in other countries, on issues ranging from sexual harassment and femicide to equal pay and women’s political representation.
Echoing the priority theme of the upcoming 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, International Women’s Day will also draw attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population, and are being left behind in every measure of development.
Join us to transform the momentum into action, to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and to celebrate the activists who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights and realize their full potential.
The #TimeisNow.
More http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day

 

UN Women: Eight ways you can be a women’s rights advocate today, and every day

Right now, women and men around the world are part of an unprecedented movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. From global marches to social media campaigns like #MeToo, women are raising their voices in unison, calling out sexual harassment, organizing for unequal pay and women’s political representation.

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. Join us to celebrate women’s rights activists everywhere, embrace your inner activist and empower the women in your life.

The #TimeisNow.
1. Raise your voice
2. Support one another
3. Share the workload
4. Get involved
5. Educate the next generation
6. Know your rights
7. Join the conversation
8.  Give to the cause

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EVENTS

 

Thursday, 8 March 2018

The United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day “TIME IS NOW: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives” 

Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue: Trusteeship Council Chamber (enter through the Visitors’ Entrance, 1st Ave and 46th St), United Nations Headquarters, New York

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Flyer
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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Informal technical briefing on the debt sustainability and systemic issues chapters of the 2018 report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development (A/RES/69/313 and A/RES/72/208) (organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA))​

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 12, United Nations Headquarters, New York
For further information, please contact Mr. Peter Chowla, Financing for Development Office (chowla@un.org; 212-963-8618); or click here.

 


Event entitled “Gender Issues in the Professional Work Place”
(on the occasion of the International Women’s Day) (co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Colombia, Germany, Honduras, Iceland, Jordan, Lithuania, Morocco, Rwanda, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, with the participation of the Senior Adviser of the Secretary-General on Policy)Thursday, 8 March 2018

Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 7, United Nations Headquarters, New York

All are invited. For further information, please contact Ms. Majda Moutchou, Permanent Mission of Morocco (majdamoutchou@gmail.com; 646-549-4937).

 

Friday, 9 March 2018

Informal technical briefing on the international development cooperation and data chapters of the 2018 report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development (A/RES/69/313 and A/RES/72/208) (organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA))

Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 7, United Nations Headquarters, New York
For further information, please contact Mr. Peter Chowla, Financing for Development Office (chowla@un.org; 212-963-8618); or click here.

 

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.12 – 23 March 2018

Venue: United Nations Headquarters, New York
Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session. More information
Priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;
Review theme: Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session)

CSW62 official documents
List of CSW62 Side Events

 

An Evening of Art & Hope with Nigerian Women “UNITY IN DIVERSITY” organized by the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations.Sunday, 11 March 2018

Time: 6 – 8 p.m. (Doors Open at 5 p.m.)
Venue: UN General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Please register here by Wednesday, 7 March. For the flyer, please click here.
For Non-UN Ground Pass Holders, please make sure to bring a government-issued ID document. The name that you provide on the RSVP must match EXACTLY the one displayed on your ID. Please ENTER through 46th Street Visitors’ Entrance on 1st Avenue. Doors open at 5 p.m. Please come as early as possible to allow for security screening.
For any questions or more information about the event, please contact permny@nigeriaunmission.org

 

Side event on “The voice of rural women for a sustainable and healthy future”. Sponsored by Italy, the World Health Organization and Zambia.Monday, 12 March 2018

Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 7, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Please register here. For the flyer and concept note, please click here. For inquiries, please contact +1 646 840 5316.

 

Monday, 12 March, 2018

UNA-NY lecture with artist Cornelia Thomsen in honor of International Women’s Day 2018 “28/28. The Lasting Effects of the Berlin Wall on Women in Germany”

Time: 6:00 p.m. – Registration; 6:30 p.m. – Program and Q+A; 7:30 p.m. – Reception
Venue: Dolby 88 Events Room, 1350 Avenue of the Americas (at West 55th Street), New York, NY 10019

Tickets & Registration
More information

 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Side event on “Participation and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women”. Organized by FIDAPA-BPW, Italy.

Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue: Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations (885 2nd Avenue, 49th floor), New York
Please register here. For the programme and concept note, please click here

 

High-level Side event on “Economic empowerment for rural women in the MENA region”. Co-organized by Italy and Tunisia, in cooperation with UNIDO and UN Women,Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Time: 3 – 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 12, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Please register here. For the programme and concept note, please click here.

 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

High-level side event “Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation & Child Early and Forced Marriage by 2030″. Co-hosted by the Governments of Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Italy, Uganda and Zambia, in partnership, UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women during the upcoming 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Time: 8:15 – 9:30 a.m. (Seating starts at 8 a.m.)
Venue: ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Please register here. For Save-the-date flyer, please click here

 

International Days and Observances

1 March

Zero Discrimination Day [UNAIDS]

3 March

World Wildlife Day (A/RES/68/205)

8 March

International Women’s Day

20 March

International Day of Happiness  (A/RES/66/281)

20 March

French Language Day

 

CAMPAIGNS

 

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#CleanSeas Break-Up: “It’s not me, it’s you.”

This short UN Environment #CleanSeas video take a lighter look at the issue of marine litter and asks everyone around the world to break-up with single-use plastics and make their pledge at cleanseas.org.

 

#StandUp4HumanRights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Add Your Voice

Join us in celebrating Human Rights Day and record yourself reading an article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in your language: www.un.org/udhr-video/

#StandUp4HumanRights

 

#JoinTogether Campaign

Learn about the latest UN global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.

Together Website

 

More Campaigns:

WildforLife Campaign

Official UN Social Media Accounts

UNICEF Campaign #RefugeesWelcome

#NotATarget

#MyRightToHealth

#BeatPollution

#OzoneHeros

#NotTooYoungToRun

#AChildIsAChild

 

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