Sunday, March 8

[Webcast] UN Web TV: Provisional Live Schedule (March 9 - March 15, 2015)

Just a heads up on the UN Web TV live coverage for the upcoming week of March 9 - March 15, 2015.

This is an early provisional list of scheduled events. The list will be updated daily on the UN Web TV site (
http://webtv.un.org) as more events are confirmed for coverage.

LIVE on UN Web TV
March 9 - March 15, 2015
Provisional Weekly Calendar

Monday, March 9, 2015

        04:00 AM - 12:00 PM        28th regular session of the Human Rights Council (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 2 - 27 March 2015)
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session28/Pages/28RegularSession.aspx

        10:00 AM - 11:00 AM        (CR.3) Fifth Committee - 31st meeting (First resumed part)
Fifth Committee website:
http://www.un.org/en/ga/fifth/index.shtml

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (GA Hall) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), 9-20 March 2015 - Opening of the session, General discussion, Adoption of the Declaration on the occassion of the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women.
Theme: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015

        10:45 AM - 11:45 AM        Security Council Media Stakeout

        11:00 AM - 12:00 PM        Security Council: Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security - European Union (7402nd meeting)

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Noon Briefing

        12:30 PM - 01:30 PM        Press Conference [Spanish/English interpretation requested]: Ms. Chandra Roy Henriksen, Chief Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues with 3 guests to discuss indigenous women's rights: Ms. Tarcila Rivera Zea, Ms. Winie Kodi and Ms. Maribeth B. Biano.

        12:45 PM - 01:15 PM        (SO#2) Media Stakeout: Vice President of Guatemala, H.E. Mrs. Roxana Baldetti.

        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.7) Protection in practice for women human rights defenders.
The first ever UN resolution on the protection of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) was passed by the UN General Assembly in December 2013. Since the adoption of the resolution, there have been many initiatives, including at national and regional level, to ensure its practical implementation in support of WHRDs. This event will provide an opportunity to reflect on these initiatives, discuss challenges to, and good practice regarding protection mechanisms and other measures to create an enabling environment for defenders all around the world. We invite member states, the UN and civil society to attend the event and particularly those who are or work with and for women human rights defenders.
CSW59 side events sponsored by Norway
Programme:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/csw59150309pm-norway.pdf

        03:00 PM - 04:15 PM        (CR.11) “Women and Diaspora: From Past to Post-2015”
CSW Side Event organized by the Permanent Missions of Armenia and Cyprus to the United Nations, University of the Highlands and Islands and Armenian Relief Society in partnership with Diaspora African Women’s Network.
Programme:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/150309pm-csw59side.pdf

        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (GA Hall) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), 9-20 March 2015 - General discussion (continued).
Theme: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015

        04:45 PM - 06:00 PM        (DHLA) CSW59 Canadian Mission side event.

        04:45 PM - 06:00 PM        (TBC - CR.1) Women and Girls in STEM: Progress, Challenges and Post-2015 opportunities for furthering the goals of Beijing Platform for Action.
CSW59 Side-Event organized by the Mission of Latvia.


        06:30 PM - 07:45 PM        (CR.11) Gender stereotypes and sexism – Root causes of discrimination and violence against women (CSW59 Side Event).
The side event will highlight the work of the Council of Europe in combating gender stereotypes and sexism and present the Council of Europe standards in this area: the Istanbul Convention, the Committee of Ministers recommendations on gender equality and media and gender mainstreaming in education, as well as good practices identified in the member states on this subject. Keynote speakers include:
Sergiy Kyslytsya, Chairperson, Gender Equality Commission of the Council of Europe; Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine; Isabelle Simonis, Minister of Adult Learning, Youth, Women’s Rights and Equal Opportunities, French Community of Belgium; Nanette Braun, Chief, Communications and Advocacy, UN Women; Ted Bunch, Co-founder and Co-director of “A CALL TO MEN”.
Moderator: Marja Ruotanen, Director, Human Dignity and Equality, Council of Europe

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

        04:00 AM - 12:00 PM        28th regular session of the Human Rights Council (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 2 - 27 March 2015)
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session28/Pages/28RegularSession.aspx

        10:00 AM - 11:00 AM        (CR.8) CSW59 Side-Event.
Organised by Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF)


        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), 9-20 March 2015 - Ministerial round table A and B
Theme: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
Ministerial round table A: Making the economy work for women and girls.
Ministerial round table B: Investing in gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Discussion guide:
http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=E/CN.6/2015/4
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015

        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.1) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), 9-20 March 2015  - Ministerial round table C and D
Theme: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
Ministerial round table C: Transforming politics and public life to achieve gender equality.
Ministerial round table D: Accountability for realizing de facto equality for women and girls.
Discussion guide:
http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=E/CN.6/2015/4
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015

        11:30 AM - 12:45 PM        (TBC, CR.11) Realizing Gender Equality Women's Rights & Women's Empowerment".
CSW59 Side Event organized by the Mission of Argentina.


        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Noon Briefing

        12:45 PM - 01:45 PM        Press Conference: Report “2015 Map of Women in Politics – Data and rankings on women MPs and women in executive government".
Speakers will be Kareen Jabre, Director of the IPU Division of Programmes, and Begona Lasagabaster, Chief of the Leadership and Governance Section of UN Women.
Organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women.


        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.7) Preventing violence against women and girls in the digital and technological age.
CSW59 Side Event
A panel discussion organized by the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations exploring the intersection between technology and gender based violence.
This side event will explore the intersection between technology and gender-based violence against women and girls, highlighting a trending issue across the globe. The panel will promote the use of technology as a safety and empowerment tool for women and girls, and discuss how technology can be used to gather evidence for police and courts. This side event will also contribute to understanding and preventing violence against women, one of the core focus areas of the Beijing Platform of Action.
Programme:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/csw59australia-150310.pdf

        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (TCC) Are We Really Leaving Nobody Behind? Equality & Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All (CSW59 Side Event).
A Side-Event organized by the High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and co-hosted by the Governments of Denmark and Uruguay.
The theme of the event is Equality & Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All. This event will provide a platform for first-hand accounts of fundamental human rights issues affecting diverse and excluded groups of women and young people worldwide, with a focus on gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Based on critical gaps identified through the twenty-year reviews of Cairo and Beijing implementation, this dynamic line-up of notable speakers and audio-visual testimonials aims to showcase just how mainstream and essential sexual and reproductive health and rights are for all women and girls, and how necessary they are for an effective, inclusive and transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda that leaves nobody behind.
More information can be found on
http://www.icpdtaskforce.org

        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        TBC (CR.11) High-Level Dialogue Towards a Continental Results Framework on Women Peace and Security in Africa.
CSW side events organized by OSAA
Programme:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/150310am-osaa-csw59.pdf

        01:30 PM - 05:30 PM        (ECOSOC, $, See clips to be created below) Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality.
2015 Women's Empowerment Principles Event organised by Global Compact (CSW59 Side Event)
(The Secretary-General, Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, UN Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will participate)
http://weprinciples.org/Site/Programme/

        02:30 PM - 03:30 PM        Press Conference: Women’s Empowerment in Africa.

        02:30 PM - 05:30 PM        (CR.4) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), 9-20 March 2015 - General discussion (continued).
Theme: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015

        04:45 PM - 06:00 PM        TBC (CR.11) CSW59 Side Event - Organized by the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

        04:00 AM - 12:00 PM        28th regular session of the Human Rights Council (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 2 - 27 March 2015)
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session28/Pages/28RegularSession.aspx

        09:00 AM - 06:00 PM        (ECOSOC, $ tbc) Parliaments for Gender Equality: Priorities for Beijing +20 and Beyond
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU):
http://www.ipu.org/english/home.htm

        10:00 AM - 11:15 AM        (CR.11) New action on women's rights - shared responsibilities.
Presentation of discussions and recommendations of the Nordiskt Forum that took place in June 2014 with the high level participation of Sweden’s Minister for Gender Equality and UN Women’s Deputy Executive Directore. The outcome document presents powerful recommendations on the way forward for the implementation of BPfA and CEDAW in the Nordic countries but also makes a compelling case for other member states and broader stakeholders from different regions.
CSW Side event organized by the Ministry for Gender Equality of Sweden; UN Women; Swedish Women’s Lobby


        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), 9-20 March 2015 - General discussion (continued).
Theme: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Noon Briefing

        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.1) Prevention to Response: addressing the continuum of violence against women and girls.
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) Side Event organized by UN Women


        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (DHLA) "Beyond Beijing plus 20".
Side-event during the CSW59 organised by the Mission of Thailand


        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        TBC (CR.11) Ensuring the Emerging Leadership of Africa’s Young Women & Girls Towards Agenda 2063.
CSW59 side events organized by OSAA
Programme:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/150311pm-csw59-ossa.pdf

        03:00 PM - 04:15 PM        (DHLA) Unlocking Domestic Capital for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship (CSW59 Side Event).
The event will be addressing the issue of gender and inclusive local economic development, serving as a platform to discuss innovative and transformative solutions to unlock domestic capital for women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship at the local level in LDCs.
Organized by Sweden-UNCDF-UN Women-UNDP.

        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), 9-20 March 2015 - Round table with Ministerial participation, Panel 1
Theme: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
National mechanisms for gender equality: advocates for action and accountability, catalysts for change
- Segment 1: the role of national mechanisms in legislative change and accountability
- Segment 2: the role of national mechanisms in achieving increased resources and service delivery
- Segment 3: the role of national mechanisms in advocacy and awareness raising and increasing women’s participation and leadership
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015/official-meetings#panel1
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015

        04:00 AM - 12:00 PM        28th regular session of the Human Rights Council (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 2 - 27 March 2015)
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session28/Pages/28RegularSession.aspx

        10:00 AM - 11:00 AM        (CR.3) Fifth Committee - 31st meeting (First resumed part)
Fifth Committee website:
http://www.un.org/en/ga/fifth/index.shtml

        10:00 AM - 11:15 AM        (DHLA) Women and the Media: Advancing Critical Area of Concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) Side Event organized by UN Women and UNESCO.


        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), 9-20 March 2015 - General discussion (continued).
Theme: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015

        11:30 AM - 12:45 PM        (CR.11) Elimination of Harmful Practices against Women and Girls by 2030.
What are the linkages, dynamics and drivers of son preference and prenatal sex selection, female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage?
CSW59 Side Event Co-hosted by the Governments of Norway, Niger and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.
Flyer:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/csw59150312am-norway.pdf

        11:30 AM - 12:45 PM        (DHLA) Prevention of the root causes of inequality and violence against women and girls through education.
CSW59 side event organized by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to teh UN, Zonta International, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).


        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Noon Briefing

        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.12) "Gender equality in education: A Much Needed Holistic Approach".
Side-event during the CSW59 organised by the Mission of Thailand


        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.11) Increasing women’s workforce participation: Barriers and solutions from the G20 and beyond.
CSW59 Side Event organised by the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations and The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.
In late 2014, G20 leaders committed to reduce the gap in workforce participation rates between men and women by 25% by 2025. This panel discussion will explore how to improve women’s workforce participation within G20 countries and beyond.
Sharing examples from different country and economic contexts, the panel will discuss the barriers that inhibit the full and equal participation of women.
The panel will also consider the economic impacts of unequal workforce participation, and will discuss recent policies, measures, and approaches from around the world intended to improve women’s workforce participation, economic empowerment,
and gender equality.
Programme:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/csw59australia-150312.pdf

        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (CR.1) Arts advocacy campaign to end sex discriminatory laws.
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) Side Event organized by Equality Now and UN Women
Flyer:
http://esango.un.org/SideEvents/documents/660

        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), 9-20 March 2015 - Round table with Ministerial participation, Panel 2
Theme: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
Results of regional Beijing+20 events of the UN regional commissions
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015/official-meetings#panel2
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015
Friday, March 13, 2015

        04:00 AM - 12:00 PM        28th regular session of the Human Rights Council (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 2 - 27 March 2015)
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session28/Pages/28RegularSession.aspx

        09:30 AM - 06:00 PM        (ECOSOC, $) Intergenerational Dialogue - UN Women Flagship Event
A conversation among various gender equality advocates and stakeholders across generations to discuss strategies and perspectives that can accelerate the achieving of gender equality by 2030.
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) Side Event organized by UN Women


        10:00 AM - 11:15 AM        (CR.11) Closing the Gaps on Women's Political Participation and Representation in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
CSW59 Side event organised by the Office of the Permanent Observer for International IDEA to the United Nations


        10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), 9-20 March 2015 - General discussion (continued).
Theme: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015

        12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Noon Briefing

        01:15 PM - 02:30 PM        (DHLA) Gender Equality and Aging Society: the Asian Perspective.
Aging society is an emerging and a global issue. The majority of the older population is women. This event will discuss the issues and challenges as well as international and national policy implications to improve the well-being of older people, especially women, based on experiences in Asia, including Japan.
CSW59 Side event Co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations, JAWW (Japan Women’s Watch), The National Women’s Committee of the United Nations NGOs and The International Women’s Year Liaison Group.
Programme:
http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/150313pm-japan.pdf

        03:00 PM - 04:15 PM        (DHLA) Women's Empowerment in the Digital Age.
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) Side Event organized by UN Women.


        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), 9-20 March 2015 - Panel 3
Theme: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
Resources for gender equality: good practices and strategies for action/the way forward
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015/official-meetings#panel3
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015
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