Thursday, March 12

[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (12 March, 2015)

United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Thursday, 12 March 2015
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4), (Approximate ending time)

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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

08:30 AM - 09:30 AM        (CR.1) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), 9-20 March 2015 - NGO briefing.
Theme: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015

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        (GA) 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        (CR.8) Women Taking the Lead: Designing and Monitoring Sustainable and Gender-Responsive Infrastructures.
This panel discussion will highlight the efforts of women’s groups towards inclusive rural and urban development globally. Speakers will touch on; (1) the role of women as critical designers, implementers, and monitors of sustainable urban development; (2) the importance of bringing constituencies of grassroots women from rural, peri-urban, and urban areas with proven partnership and organizing methodologies to development planning; and (3) partnerships between networks of women’s organizations and local government and elected officials in support of policies that ensure decentralized decision-making and budgeting are responsive and accountable to communities.
CSW59 Side Event organized in partnership with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Huairou Commission, International Council of Women, Global Family, Africa Development Interchange Network, World Federation of Ukrainian Women, International Council of Jewish Women, NGO Committee on Sustainable Development and the Urban Design Lab of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Flyer:
http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/files/2015/03/March12_Flyer.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

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM        Press Conference: "African women and girls speak on peace, security and development in Africa" organized by the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA).
Speakers will be: Ms. Bineta Diop, Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission on Women, Peace and Security; H.E. Julia Duncan Cassell, Minister of Gender and Development of Liberia; Ms. Leila Ben Ali, Acting Director, Women and Gender Development Directorate, AU Commission; and Honorable Oda Gasinzigwa, Minister of Gender and Family Promotion of Rwanda.


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        (TCC) 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

04:45 PM - 05:45 PM        (DHLA) Habitat III, Beijing+20 and the City We Need.
CSW59 Side event


06:30 PM - 08:30 PM        (TCC) Screening of the movie "Refugiado" - Opening remarks and Q&A with the director of the film, Diego Lerman following the screening.
A film about gender based-violence inspired by true stories of women.
Event on the sidelines of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) organized by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN and the UN Development Programme (UNDP)


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