#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,
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