June 14, 2023 @ 10:00 – June 14, 2023 @ 11:15
Virtual in New York

You are cordially invited to participate in the launch of the first-ever UN System-wide Knowledge Hub on Addressing Sexual Harassment, which will take place virtually on 14 June 2023 from 10:00 – 11:15 am EST.


The Knowledge Hub is developed by UN Women, as part of the joint efforts of the CEB Task Force on Addressing Sexual Harassment to enhance coordination among the United Nations system. The Hub is the first of its kind to bring together UN system-wide resources, tools and best practices on addressing sexual harassment. It will serve as a long-term solution to enhancing knowledge sharing on the UN’s efforts to eliminate sexual harassment, and improving accessibility to the wealth of existing resources within the UN system and beyond. The Hub will be publicly accessible to all UN personnel, Member States, civil society and the public, thereby enhancing transparency and accountability. 


The event will introduce the Knowledge Hub's features, its functionalities, and how it can support system-wide efforts to address sexual harassment. Distinguished speakers and experts will provide key insights on tackling sexual harassment, followed by a conversation with leadership on enhancing cooperation in the UN system on this important issue.




Welcome Participants

Ms. Katja Pehrman, Senior Advisor and the Focal Point for Women in
the UN System, UN Women

Opening Remarks

H.E. Mr. Martin Kimani, Ambassador and Permanent Representative
of Kenya to the United Nations and Co-Founder of the Group of
Friends to Eliminate Sexual Harassment



Ms. Sima Bahous, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director,
UN Women
Ms. Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General for Management
Strategy, Policy and Compliance and Chair of the High-Level
Committee on Management, United Nations


Remarks from the Chair of the CEB Task Force
Ms. Kelly T. Clements, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees
and Chair of the CEB Task Force on Addressing Sexual Harassment
within the Organizations of the UN System


Demonstration of the Knowledge Hub
Facilitated by the Office of the Focal Point for Women in the UN
System at UN Women and UN Women’s Information Systems and
Telecommunications team


Conversation on Enhancing Cooperation in the UN system
Facilitated by Ms. Katja Pehrman, Senior Advisor, Focal Point for
Women in the UN System, UN Women
• Ms. Jane Connors, Assistant Secretary-General and Victims’ Rights
Advocate, United Nations
• Mr. Christian Saunders, Under-Secretary-General, Special
Coordinator on Improving United Nations Response to Sexual
Exploitation and Abuse
• Ms. Faye Macheke, Co-Executive Director, Association for
Women’s Rights in Development
• Gender Focal Point, United Nations


Closing Remarks

H.E. Dr. Suriya Chindawongse, Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of Thailand to the United Nations


Kindly register for the event through the following link:



In case you have any inquiries about the event, kindly reach out to focalpoint.forwomen@unwomen.org.