Is the UN working for women?
At the UN’s founding in 1945, women were scarce among delegates, yet they insisted on the creation of a Commission on the Status of Women in 1946 and asserted rights to equality in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today we are approaching parity in girls and boys’ enrollment in primary school, and women’s achievements in employment and political representation would have astonished early pioneers of women’s rights. However, there is still a long way to go. The World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index 2017 registered, for the first time since its creation in 2006, stagnation and even a retreat in progress on gender equality. The UN pursues the objective of advancing gender equality by setting up agencies to advance women’s rights, and by aiming for gender parity in its own staffing. How effectively is the UN meeting its own targets?
Paige Arthur, Deputy Director of the Center on International Cooperation will be one of the guest speakers at the event, which will be moderated by Anne Marie Goetz, Clinical Professor at the Center for Global Affairs and former Chief Adviser, Peace and Security at UN Women.
Date: Wednesday, 21st March
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 15 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007. Room #430