International High-Level Conference on Gender Equality opened in Tbilisi

10.11.2015

Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili delivered introductory remarks.  Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Cihan Sultanoglu addressed the gathering of invited guests. 

Salma Al-Nims – Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women

09.11.2015

As the European Neighbourhood Policy countries seek to further their relation with the European Union, specific steps and actions taken towards ensuring human rights and gender equality become of high importance. Women still suffer from different forms of discrimination in most parts of the world and remain at risk of gender-based violence all over the world.

Georgia hosts the International High-Level Conference on Gender Equality

06.11.2015

On 9 and 10 November 2015, Tbilisi will host the International High-Level Conference: Achieving Gender Equality - Challenges and Opportunities in the European Neighbourhood Policy Region.  

The Conference is organised by the Georgian Foreign Ministry in partnership with the UN and the European Union.

Marriët Schuurman - NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

06.11.2015

Fifteen years ago, the Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on the importance of women’s participation in all areas of peace and security, including conflict prevention, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding. This milestone Resolution was the result of a realization that peace is inextricably linked with equality between men and women.

Heimo Laakkonen - UNFPA Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

06.11.2015

Gender equality and women’s rights are key to addressing the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and accelerating global development beyond 2015. Gender equality matters in its own right, and as a prerequisite for the health and development of families and societies.

Op-eds
  • Marina Kaljurand - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

    Now more than ever the international community has a unique opportunity to make more decisive steps towards achieving gender equality. Not only have commitments to Beijing Platform of Action and UNSCR 1325 have been renewed recently in New York, but achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls is one of the goals of the 2030 agenda.

  • Heimo Laakkonen - UNFPA Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    Gender equality and women’s rights are key to addressing the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and accelerating global development beyond 2015. Gender equality matters in its own right, and as a prerequisite for the health and development of families and societies.

  • Marriët Schuurman - NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

    Fifteen years ago, the Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on the importance of women’s participation in all areas of peace and security, including conflict prevention, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding. This milestone Resolution was the result of a realization that peace is inextricably linked with equality between men and women.

  • Salma Al-Nims – Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women

    As the European Neighbourhood Policy countries seek to further their relation with the European Union, specific steps and actions taken towards ensuring human rights and gender equality become of high importance. Women still suffer from different forms of discrimination in most parts of the world and remain at risk of gender-based violence all over the world.

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