Meeting - UNESCO Chairs in the field of Women's Empowerment

When, local time: 
Monday, 6 March 2017 - 10:00am to Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 1:00pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 6-Expert Committee

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2017, the Division for Gender Equality is organizing an experts’ meeting with ten UNESCO Chairs in the field of Gender Equality to discuss their contribution to UNESCO’s Gender Equality Action Plan and Major Programmes.

Private meeting.
The UNESCO Chairs Programme promotes international inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work. Today, the Programme involves over 700 institutions in 134 countries including 25 Chairs in the field of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

The meeting will be organized in four thematic sessions and a final session for the elaboration of specific policy recommendations:

1. Gender In/Equality at all levels of Education and in Professional Careers

2. Gender Equality in Communication and Cultural Life

3. Gender Equality and Gender Analysis in Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Innovation and in STEAM Education

4. Women's Equal Participation and Leadership in Political and Economic Life