International Women Leaders’ Conference

The 28th International Women Leaders’ Conference

  •   The Post-2015 and Sustainable Development Goals Agenda: Ensuring the centrality of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the next framework
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    The International Women Leaders’ Conference, will focus on the subject of the centrality of gender equality and women’s empowerment in formulating the next sustainable development goals agenda of the U.N.
    The 50 participants from throughout the world include government ministers (from Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Romania, Papua New Guinea, and Samoa), members of parliament, scholars and senior representatives of U.N. agencies and international aid organizations.

    The following women leaders from Kenya / based in Kenya are currently participating in the conference:

    1.  Mrs. Millie Odhiambo – Member of Parliament, Mbita Constituency
    2.  Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat
    3.  Ms. Sahle-Work Zewde – Director General, UNON
    4.  Mrs. Christine Musisi – Africa Regional Director, UNWomen

    The Conference is running from November 3rd to 8th in cooperation with
    UN Women and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and will provide a forum for meeting and dialogue among worldwide colleagues on global issues on today's agenda in the area of international development, with special focus on gender equality and women's empowerment.

    The Conference opened on Sunday, November 3, at the Krieger Center for Arts in Haifa in a festive ceremony with the participation of the Executive Director of the
    United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Israel Minister of Culture and Sport Limor Livnat, and the Mayor of Haifa.

    This, the 28th conference of its kind, is sponsored by the
    Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC), the oldest extension institution of MASHAV - Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation at the Foreign Ministry.