Inspired by this year’s IWD theme ‘choose to challenge’ and against the backdrop of the UN Agenda 2030 on sustainable development, join the Embassies of Bangladesh and Switzerland in the Netherlands and the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO to take a closer look at some of the challenges and opportunities on the path to attaining gender equality and women’s empowerment in this next decade of action.
Inaugural remarks by H.E. Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Hon. Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh
Welcome remarks by H.E. Mr. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Netherlands
Moderated dialogue between
- H.E. Mr. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Netherlands
- Ms. Kathleen Ferrier, Chairperson at the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO
- H.E. Mr. M Riaz Hamidullah, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Netherlands
- H.E. Ms. Pascalle Grotenhuis, Ambassador for Women’s Rights & Gender Equality, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Closing remarks by H.E. Mr. M Riaz Hamidullah, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Netherlands
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