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#IWD2016 - New York - United Nations Headquarters

Scenes from the United Nations Observance of International Women's Day 2016, held in the Trusteeship Chamber at United Nations Headquarters on 8 March 2016.


On the first International Women’s Day of the new Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the panelists will

reflect on what a gender equal planet means to them and how to achieve it by 2030 through combining the work of the

United Nations, governments, civil society and the private sector.


Opening musical performance by Ms. Tennille Amor.


Moderator: Ms. Pamela Falk,

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H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President, 70th Session of the General Assembly


Video Message from

H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations


Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women


H.E. Mr. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil


H.E. Ms. Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of United Arab Emirates


Ms. Barbara Adams, Chair, Board of the Global Policy Forum


Ms. Tara Nathan, Executive Vice President, MasterCard


Ms. Fatima Ptacek, Youth Actor


Ms. Monica Singh, Violence against Women activist


Led by the Executive Director of UN Women, the panelists will probe the progress made in achieving gender equality

in the United Nations system, examine the conceptual and practical challenges remaining to the status of women

and unpack the mainstreaming of gender perspectives. Q & A to follow.


Moderator: Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,

Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women


Ms. Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information


Mr. Peter Thomas Drennan, Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security


Ms. Carole Wainaina, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management


Ms. Saori Terada, Adviser for Gender Integration, Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights


Ms. Drude Dahlerup, Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University



Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

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Taken on March 8, 2016