[Disability-vn] ECOSOC related information for NGOs - e-discussion on Women and Poverty
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Mon Jan 11 20:28:15 GMT 2010
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Dear NGO Community,
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1. Take part in the e-discussion on Women and Poverty
2. Assessment of where Africa stands on women's health - ECOSOC holds regional meeting in Senegal
Take part in the e-discussion on Women and Poverty
Please find attached an invitation to participate in an open, multi-stakeholder United Nations e-discussion on Women and Poverty, 11 January - 12 February 2010. The purpose of the e-discussion is to bring together experts, practitioners and policy-makers, from within and outside of the UN system, and especially those working at the country level, to formulate critical policy messages to the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action; the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review on gender equality (AMR); and the High-level Plenary Meeting of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly, focused on the Millennium Development Goals. We invite you to bring new thoughts and ideas to the policy debate, drawing on your experiences, and help make a difference in the fight against poverty.
You are encouraged to forward this invitation to any colleagues who may be interested in participating in the discussion. If you are not already a member of the UNDP Gender-Net, MDG-Net or Poverty-Net, please register for the e-discussion at http://www.undp.org/women/sign_up.shtml .
For more information, please visit: http://www.un.org/ecosoc/newfunct/amredis2010.shtml
Assessment of where Africa stands on women's health - ECOSOC holds regional meeting in Senegal
(News story also available at http://esango.un.org/irene/?page=viewContent&nr=1281&type=3§ion=3 )
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is organizing its first regional preparatory meeting for the 2010 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) on the theme of Women's Health, on 12-13 January 2010 in Dakar, Senegal. The regional meeting on women's health will explore concrete opportunities in the Africa region to advance progress as well as share best practices, lessons learned, and continuing challenges, and initiate joint actions. The event will be organized around three interactive panel discussions on "Maternal health", "Women and HIV/AIDS" and "Empowering women to improve their health". Around 80 participants, among them government ministers, health and gender experts, policy makers, NGOs and business representatives will attend the event.
Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade will deliver opening remarks on Tuesday, 12 January. ECOSOC President Sylvie Lucas, United Nations Assistant-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women Rachel Mayanja, and other high-level officials will participate in the two-day event.
The Government of Senegal is hosting the meeting. Meeting proceedings, summaries, and other official documents- will be made available through: http://www.un.org/ecosoc/newfunct/amr2010senegal.shtml
Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
E-mail: ngobranch at un.org
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