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ECOSOC Special Event on Engaging Philanthropy to Promote Women Empowerment and Gender Equality

New York
22 February, 2010
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), will host a special event, ¿Engaging philanthropy to promote gender equality and women¿s empowerment¿, organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) in collaboration with the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) and the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM) to be held on 22 February 2010, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the United Nations Headquarters, New York City. The programme will take place on International Corporate Philanthropy Day in the United States.

This event is organized as part of the preparatory process for the 2010 Economic and Social Council¿s Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) on the theme, ¿Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to gender equality and empowerment of women¿, to be held during its annual session in July.

Chaired by the President of ECOSOC, with the participation of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the special event will gather a roster of foundations (corporate and non-corporate), private sector companies and civil society representatives that have a particular interest in the areas of gender empowerment and women¿s equality. The event will start with an opening plenary on ¿Strengthening partnerships in support of achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women¿, to be followed by break-out sessions on the themes, ¿Ending violence against women and girls¿ and ¿Promoting women¿s economic empowerment¿.

The audience will be comprised of Member States, representatives of the United Nations system, senior giving officers from philanthropic organizations and the private sector, as well as other civil society organizations.

Detailed Information
Date 22 February, 2010
Time 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location New York
External Link http://www.un.org/ecosoc/phlntrpy/philanthropy10.shtml