International Women's Week

March 05, 2018 @ 08:00 – March 09, 2018 @ 23:00


Since so many events usually take place on the same day for International Women's Day, an International Women’s Week from 5 to 9 March 2018 would enable us to attend each other’s events and sending a strong collective message! Join us in taking part in this week-long celebration:

>>> If you are organizing an event during this week, please share information (tentative date, time and subject) with us at [email protected] <<<



Tentative schedule of the week

Monday 5 March 2018:

12h – 14h:        International Gender Champions luncheon – Launch of the IGC 2017 Annual Report, Chateau de Penthes, by the International Gender Champions. Upon invitation, non-transferable

17h – 19h:        IGC Focal Points edition – Launch of the IGC 2017 Annual Report[email protected] Offices, by the International Gender Champions. All focal points & gender colleagues welcome, RSVP [email protected]

Day:                  Interview with Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD, posted on the website of the Association of German Employees in International Organizations (in English)

Tuesday 6 March 2018:

12h – 13h30:    The Contribution of Latin American Women to Gender Equality in the Charter of the United Nations, Palais des Nations, Room XXV, by the Permanent Mission of Brazil

12h30 – 13h30:  Lunch Briefing with Nicole Bourbonnais - Women’s Rights and Reproductive Rights: A Complicated History, Maison de la Paix, Auditorium A1B, by the Graduate Institute

16h30 – 17h30:  Borderline: Women in cross-border trade – Short documentary and photo exhibit, Palais des Nations, Door 40, by UNCTAD

Day:                    Interview with Ambassador Antje Leendertse, Permanent Representative of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and to the other International Organizations in Geneva and International Gender Champion, posted on the website of the Association of German Employees in International Organizations (in German)

Wednesday 7 March 2018:

18h – 21h:           Press for Progress: SheTrades GloballyCinema Uptown Geneva, by the International Trade Center and Maersk

Evening:              Launch of the World Employment and Social Outlook Trends report brief on women’s labour market situation worldwide, by the International Labour Organization

Thursday 8 March 2018:

Day                     Launch of the International Gender Champions – Nairobi Chapter, Nairobi, by UN Environment, the UN Office in Nairobi and the Embassy of Finland

11h – 12h30:      Rural women at work: Bridging the gaps – Panel discussion, ILO headquarters, R3 South, by the International Labour Organization

13h30 – 15h:      Women and Girls of African Descent, Human Rights Challenges, Good Practices and Recommendations – Publications Launch, Palais des Nations, Room XIV (Cinema Room), by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UNOG Library (tbc)

15h – 17h:          SDG So What Series on SDG 5 and SDG 11: Gender Equality and sustainable cities and communities, Palais des Nations, by UN Geneva, the SDG Lab, UN-Women, DCAF and the Ville de Genève

18h30:                 Geneva’s famous Jet d’eau will turn turquoise in honour of the International Gender Champions,   Jet d’eau, Lake Geneva

18h30 – 20h:       Engaging men and boys in gender equality: The 2018 Geneva Gender Debate, Maison de la Paix, Auditorium Ivan Pictet, by the Graduate Institute and the International Gender Champions

Day:                     Interview with Corinne Momal-Vanian, Director of the Division of Conference Management at UNOG, Posted on the website of the Association of German Employees in International Organizations (in English)

Friday 9 March 2018:

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