Celebrating International Day of the Girl 2016

Oct
11
Oct/11 11:00 - Oct/11 12:30

Maison de la paix, Geneva

Auditorium Ivan Pictet

English

Celebrating International Day of the Girl 2016

Taking over the 2030 Agenda for our generation

 

Girls and young women around the world are ready to be heard, but to fulfill their rights and realise the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is critical that we work together to create the spaces for their full participation. To celebrate the International Day of the Girl on 11 October, this event will highlight the situation of girls’ rights in the context of the 2030 Agenda, exploring the challenges girls face and proposing solutions to ensure that all girls can learn, lead, decide and thrive.

Plan International will also be presenting its latest report ‘Invisible Girls’, which focuses on the gender data gap and how it contributes to girls remaining invisible and being left behind.

 

The event will be introduced by Graduate Institute students. Interpretation will be available in English and French.

Moderator:

  • Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Panellists:

  • Luca and Ngandu, young activists for girls’ rights from Germany and Zambia 
  • Ambassador Beatriz Londoño Soto, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO of Plan International
  • Alfonso Barragues, Director (a.i.) of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

 

Organised in partnership with Plan International and with the support of the International Geneva Gender Champions, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Permanent Missions of Canada and Colombia to the United Nations in Geneva, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

 

If you want to register, please click here.

When: 
11/10/2016 - 11:00 to 12:30
Where: 

Maison de la paix, Geneva

Auditorium Ivan Pictet

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