International Women's Day 2017 - Official Commemoration at UNHQ
New York. 8 March 2017. Along with a wide range of events across the globe, in New York, the commemoration of International Women's Day included a special event at the United Nations Headquarters, that brought together activists, celebrities, business industry leaders, UN senior officials and Member States. António Guterres in his first International Women’s Day commemoration as UN Secretary-General; along with Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly; Lana Nusseibeh, President of UN Women Executive Board; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women; Casar Jacobson, disability activist and youth champion; singer and songwriter Jayna Brown; and American award-winning actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway participated in the event.
At the event, Anne Hathaway delivered a keynote address in her first public appearance as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, with a focus on unpaid care work and paid parental leave. A panel discussion featuring prominent speakers from governments, the UN, activists and private sector representatives followed moderated by ABC News anchor Sade Baderinwa.
Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown