Upcoming Event – April 29: Mrs. Mary Robinson, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

The Women’s International Forum is pleased to present “Ensuring Women are Central to Peace, Security Cooperation and Development  in the Great Lakes Region of Africa” by Mrs. Mary Robinson UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa   Date:     Tuesday, April 29th 2014 Time:     1.15 pm – 2.30 pm Venue:  UNHQ, Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium – ENTRANCE AT 43rd STREET GATE   United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Mrs. Mary Robinson of Ireland as his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa on March 18th 2013.  Mrs. Robinson plays a key role in supporting the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Mrs. Robinson brings with her more than four decades of political and diplomatic experience, including as President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and as a member of the Irish Senate from 1969 to 1989.  She also has considerable international experience, most notably as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002. Mrs. Robinson serves also as President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those many victims of climate change who are usually forgotten — the poor, the disempowered and the marginalized across the world. From 2002 to 2010, Mrs. Robinson led the organization Realizing Rights:  The Ethical Globalization Initiative, the core activities of which included strengthening women’s leadership and encouraging corporate responsibility.  Internationally renowned for championing human rights, she is a member of the Elders and serves on the Board and Prize Committee of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Learn more about The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ) Please reply to obtain a pass by one of the following methods:  Online registration Leave a Voicemail: 1-212-963.3112. Please spell your name and your guest’s and leave a contact no. Please send us your cheque for guest fees ($10 per guest) to the Women’s International Forum, One UN Plaza, DC 1-0648, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. UN Security requires a list of all attendees without UN passes by April 24th 2014 at the latest. Passes should be picked up from WIF Board Members by 1.00 pm – at 43rd Street gate – on the day of the lecture on April 29th...

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Upcoming event on April 23 – Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

The Women’s International Forum is pleased to present “Forward Ever, Backward Never – Prioritizing Women in Development”   by Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women     Date:     Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 Time:     1.15 pm – 2.30 pm Venue:  UNHQ,  Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium – ENTRANCE AT 43RD STREET GATE   Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013. Having devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government, private sector and civil society and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country South Africa. From 2005 to 2008, she served as Deputy President of South Africa, overseeing programmes to combat poverty and bring the advantages of a growing economy to the poor, with a particular focus on women. Prior to this, she served as Minister of Minerals and Energy from 1999 to 2005 and Deputy Minister in the Department of Trade and Industry from 1996 to 1999. She was a Member of Parliament from 1994 to 1996 as part of South Africa’s first democratic government. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka began her career as a teacher and gained international experience as a coordinator at the World YWCA in Geneva, where she established a global programme for young women. She is the founder of the Umlambo Foundation, which supports leadership and education. A longtime champion of women’s rights, she is affiliated with several organizations devoted to education, women’s empowerment and gender equality. Please read interview with  Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka here. Please reply to obtain a pass by one of the following methods: Online registration Leave a Voicemail: 1-212-963.3112. Please spell your name and your guest’s and leave a contact no. Please send us your cheque for guest fees ($10 per guest) to the Women’s International Forum, One UN Plaza, DC 1-0648, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. UN Security requires a list of all attendees without UN passes by April 17th 2014 at the latest. Passes should be picked up from WIF Board Members by 1.00 pm – at 43rd Street gate – on the day of the lecture on April 23rd 2014. Photo: UN Women Gallery...

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Upcoming Event – April 29: Mrs. Mary Robinson, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

The Women’s International Forum is pleased to present “Ensuring Women are Central to Peace, Security Cooperation and Development  in the Great Lakes Region of Africa” by Mrs. Mary Robinson UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa   Date:     Tuesday, April 29th 2014 Time:     1.15 pm – 2.30 pm Venue:  UNHQ, Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium – ENTRANCE AT 43rd STREET GATE   United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Mrs. Mary Robinson of Ireland as his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa on March 18th 2013.  Mrs. Robinson plays a key role in supporting the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Mrs. Robinson brings with her more than four decades of political and diplomatic experience, including as President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and as a member of the Irish Senate from 1969 to 1989.  She also has considerable international experience, most notably as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002. Mrs. Robinson serves also as President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those many victims of climate change who are usually forgotten — the poor, the disempowered and the marginalized across the world. From 2002 to 2010, Mrs. Robinson led the organization Realizing Rights:  The Ethical Globalization Initiative, the core activities of which included strengthening women’s leadership and encouraging corporate responsibility.  Internationally renowned for championing human rights, she is a member of the Elders and serves on the Board and Prize Committee of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Learn more about The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ) Please reply to obtain a pass by one of the following methods: Online registration Leave a Voicemail: 1-212-963.3112. Please spell your name and your guest’s and leave a contact no. Please send us your cheque for guest fees ($10 per guest) to the Women’s International Forum, One UN Plaza, DC 1-0648, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. UN Security requires a list of all attendees without UN passes by April 24th 2014 at the latest. Passes should be picked up from WIF Board Members by 1.00 pm – at 43rd Street gate – on the day of the lecture on April 29th 2014. UN Photo/JC....

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On April 23rd, 2014: Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

On April 23rd, 2014: Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

The Women’s International Forum is pleased to present “Forward Ever, Backward Never – Prioritizing Women in Development” by Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women   Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013. Having devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government, private sector and civil society and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country South Africa. From 2005 to 2008, she served as Deputy President of South Africa, overseeing programmes to combat poverty and bring the advantages of a growing economy to the poor, with a particular focus on women. Prior to this, she served as Minister of Minerals and Energy from 1999 to 2005 and Deputy Minister in the Department of Trade and Industry from 1996 to 1999. She was a Member of Parliament from 1994 to 1996 as part of South Africa’s first democratic government. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka began her career as a teacher and gained international experience as a coordinator at the World YWCA in Geneva, where she established a global programme for young women. She is the founder of the Umlambo Foundation, which supports leadership and education. A longtime champion of women’s rights, she is affiliated with several organizations devoted to education, women’s empowerment and gender equality. Please read interview with Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka here. UN Photo/JC...

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