Friday, March 17

[Webcast] United Nations Web TV: Live Schedule (Friday, 17 March 2017)

United Nations Web TV Live Schedule for Friday, 17 March 2017
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-5), (Approximate ending time)

http://webtv.un.org

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03:00 AM - 12:00 PM        34th regular session of the Human Rights Council (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 27 February - 24 March 2017)
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session34/Pages/34RegularSession.aspx

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM        (CR.4) United Nations Secretary-General’s town hall with civil society.
The active participation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is a critical element in the work of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). NGOs have been influential in shaping the current global policy framework on women’s empowerment and gender equality: the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. They continue to play an important role in holding international and national leaders accountable for the commitments they made in the Platform for Action.


09:15 AM - 10:15 AM        Security Council Media Stakeout (1701 report / Lebanon)
http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/unifil/index.shtml

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), 13-24 March 2017 (8th meeting).
Interactive dialogue: Review theme - "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls"
Priority theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM        (ECOSOC) Empowering parliaments to empower women; Making the economy work for women.
The event will focus on the paramount role parliaments can play in identifying and addressing obstacles to women’s economic empowerment, in ensuring that social and economic policies answer men and women’s needs, and in monitoring their implementation and actual impact.
The morning session will focus on measures to lift the barriers to women’s economic empowerment.  It will look in particular at how discrimination in customary and legal norms related to marriage, inheritance, land, property and personal status, and the lack of measures to combat violence against women, constitute major obstacles to women’s economic empowerment and how to tackle them.
The meeting will provide an opportunity to contribute to the debates at the CSW whose priority theme this year is “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”.
A parliamentary event organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
http://www.ipu.org/splz-e/csw17.htm

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM        Press Conference: Empowering Indigenous Women and Girls.
Speakers include: Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief of the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UNDESA; Tarcila Rivera Zea, Director of the International Indigenous Women’s Forum, Quechua, Peru and Aminatu Samiratu Gambo, Indigenous Information Network Kenya, Mbororo, Cameroon.


12:00 PM - 01:00 PM        Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

02:30 PM - 05:45 PM        (ECOSOC) Empowering parliaments to empower women; Making the economy work for women.
The event will focus on the paramount role parliaments can play in identifying and addressing obstacles to women’s economic empowerment, in ensuring that social and economic policies answer men and women’s needs, and in monitoring their implementation and actual impact.
Two sessions will take place in the afternoon. The first, on empowering women at work, will focus, among other items, on what policies have proven most useful in ensuring gender equality at work and addressing sexual harassment; what policies, laws and programmes can best contribute to sharing unpaid care work more equally among men and women. The second session will focus on parliaments’ role in promoting the financial inclusion of women, including but not limited to, contributing to mapping out women’s needs; regulating the financial sector and ensuring that a gender perspective is applied in the design and implementation of fiscal and budget policies.
The meeting will provide an opportunity to contribute to the debates at the CSW whose priority theme this year is “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”.
A parliamentary event organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
http://www.ipu.org/splz-e/csw17.htm

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM        Security Council Media Stakeout.

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM        Security Council: The situation in Afghanistan (7902nd meeting).
Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security (S/2017/189)
http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/2017/189

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM        (CR.4) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), 13-24 March 2017 (9th meeting).
Interactive expert panel - Priority theme: "The global care economy in the context of the changing world of work".
Priority theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017

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