Marzo 2021

  • CSW65 – conclusion and opening of the 66th session

    New York, 27 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Commission on the Status of Women, sixty-fifth session (CSW65) – Introduction, action, conclusion and opening of the 66th session. Follow-up to the Economic and Social Council resolutions and decisions (Item 5) – introduction and discussion. Action on draft proposals Action on draft agreed conclusions Action on any

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  • Security Council

    New York, 26 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Security Council Arria-formula meeting: The protection of peacekeepers and civilians, particularly within the context of the threat presented by Improvised Explosive Devices Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks are presently the greatest explosive ordinance threat against civilians, children, peacekeepers and humanitarian personnel in conflict zones. The proliferation and

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  • Protecting the rights of women and girls from discriminatory practices

    New York, 26 March – IDA Virtual attendance, Cecilia Olivero. Protecting the rights of women and girls from discriminatory practices: virtual meeting – parallel event. MP Cathay Wagantall (Canadian Member of Parliament for SK); Dr. Kiely Williams (BSc, MD, LMCC, CCFP Medical Director Advanced Primary Care); Elyssa Koren (Director of UN Advocacy, ADF International). “Speaking

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  • Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly

    New York, 25 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly – Interactive dialogue, General Assembly, 75th session. Informal dialogue between Permanent Missions and the UN Secretariat and briefing on the Secretary-General’s analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including on operational support,

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  • General discussion – CSW65

    New York, 25 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Commission on the Status of Women, sixty-fifth session (CSW65) – General discussion (continued). The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021 under the theme “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life and

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  • Intersectional feminist strategies

    New York, 25 March – IDA Virtual attendance, Cecilia Olivero. Intersectional feminist strategies to counter the global pushback on women’s rights: virtual meeting – parallel event. Host Organisation: Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL). “Ideologically driven political actors holding fundamentalist views and anti-women and LGBTI positions have recently engineered unprecedented roll-backs of women’s human rights.

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  • “We Have Your Back” – CSW65 Side Event

    New York, 24 March – IDA Virtual attendance. “We Have Your Back” – Breaking the cycle from online harassment to threats to violence against women and girl leaders – CSW65 Side Event. While the internet and digital spaces providing direct communication networks for a wide audience bring potential benefits and empowerment, women and girls across

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  • 50th Meeting – 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council

    Geneva, 24 March – IDA Virtual attendance. “High-level panel discussion on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund to Support the Participation of Least Developed Countries & Small Island Developing States in the work of the Human Rights Council” submitted by Switzerland, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Ethiopia,

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  • Leading the Charge to Ensure – CSW65 Side Event

    New York, 24 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Girls and Women: Leading the Charge to Ensure CSW65 Side Event. In April 2020, schooling was disrupted for over 1.5 billion learners in more than 190 countries following nationwide closures to contain the spread of COVID‐19. Today, a year into the crisis, over 800 million students are

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  • #MeToo: What’s next?

    New York, 24 March – IDA Virtual attendance, Cecilia Olivero. Several – and quite different – countries investigated on the impact of the #MeToo movement: Egypt, Denmark and Kenya. Egypt has been strongly impacted by the international #MeToo campaign, where women started to use storytelling in order to address the issue, leading to knowing and

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  • CSW65 Women’s empowerment

    New York, 23 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (Agreed Conclusions of the sixtieth session) Tuesday 23 March and Wednesday, 24 March, 9.00 –11.00 a.m., Informal virtual meeting Overview. In accordance with its working methods, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) each year will evaluate progress

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  • OCHA briefing on the humanitarian situation in Central African Republic (CAR)

    New York, 23 March – IDA Virtual attendance. The Central African Republic continues to face a serious humanitarian crisis, with a constant increase in human rights and international humanitarian law violations, despite the signing of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in 2019. It’s the civilians who suffer most of all. The humanitarian situation

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  • Ending child marriage

    New York, 23 March – IDA Virtual attendance, Cecilia Olivero. Ending child marriage: raising awareness and taking actions: virtual meeting – parallel event. Organisation: World without Genocide. An overarching portrait of the issue of Child Marriage, with a focus on the US and the African cases with data collection, and an explanation of recent campaigns

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  • High-Level Meeting on Water

    New York, 22 March – IDA Virtual attendance. General Assembly High-level meeting on the implementation of the Water-related goals and targets of the 2030 agenda. “Urgent action on water for 2030 and a sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic”. The President of the General Assembly is convening a one-day high-level meeting to promote

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  • Human Rights in the Central African Republic

    New York, 22 March – IDA Virtual attendance. High-level Interactive dialogue on: Situation of human rights in the Central African Republic, Technical assistance and capacity-building, 46th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council. Main speakers: Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (Introduction) Ms. Lizbeth Cullity, Deputy Special Representative and Deputy

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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    New York, 22 March – IDA Virtual attendance. 44th Meeting, 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council, interactive dialogue on: oral updates of the team of international experts on the situation in Kasai and of the High Commissioner on technical assistance and capacity-building in the field of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Eliminating violence against women

    New York, 22 March – IDA Virtual attendance, Cecilia Olivero. Eliminating violence against women in leadership for empowerment of all women and girls: virtual meeting – Organisations: FEPS, NDI, Gender Women Democracy. “Violence against women in politics is not only an intolerable violation of women’s human rights and civil rights but a fundamental challenge to

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  • Pandemic’s frontlines in Ghana

    New York, 19 March – IDA Virtual attendance. UN Chief speaks with health worker on the pandemic’s frontlines in Ghana. In a heart-to-heart conversation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with Scholastica Dery, a healthcare worker in Ghana on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic who herself got infected. She describes her feelings on hearing

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  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    New York, 19 March – IDA Virtual attendance. António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – General Assembly: 57th plenary meeting on 19 Mar 2021 – Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Commemorative meeting on the occasion of the International Day for the

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  • 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council

    New York, 19 March – IDA Virtual attendance. General Debate – 42nd Meeting, 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council. • Presentation of report by the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on its 18th session (12-23 Oct. 2020) • Presentation of oral update by the High

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  • CSW65 – General discussion

    New York, 19 March – IDA Virtual attendance. The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021 under the theme “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life and the empowerment of women and girls”. Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable

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  • LGBTQIA+ conversation circle

    New York, 19 March – IDA Virtual attendance, Cecilia Olivero. “A place to raise issues and exchange ideas on 10 different topics in a semi-structured space during CSW65.”  The meeting guidelines for participation: welcoming and inclusive language, open dialogue and transparency. Listen, avoid assumptions, respect different opinions. Do not dominate the conversation. Do not generalise

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  • High-Level Meeting on Water

    New York, 18 March – IDA Virtual attendance. General Assembly High-level meeting on the implementation of the Water-related goals and targets of the 2030 agenda. – Opening Segment – High-Level Plenary – Theme: “Urgent action on water for 2030 and a sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic”. – Panel 1: Data and Information

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  • Between War and Pandemic

    New York, 18 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Between War and Pandemic: Women’s Voices from the Field – CSW65 Side Event. 20 years after the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, women continue to be disproportionately affected by conflicts and complex humanitarian emergencies. Held against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and its

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  • The impact of natural disasters and crises on agriculture and food security

    New York, 18 March – IDA Virtual attendance. The impact of natural disasters and crises on agriculture and food security – Virtual Press Conference. Virtual Press Conference by Maximo Torero, FAO Chief Economist and Dominique Burgeon, Director of the FAO Liaison Office in Geneva and Director, ad interim, FAO Office of Emergencies and Resilience, on

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  • Marginalized Women in Fragile and Conflict Settings

    New York, 18 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Marginalized Women in Fragile and Conflict Settings – CSW65 Side Event. The event will consider key challenges and gaps that compound the exclusion of marginalized women in fragile and conflict settings. It will take a look at cross-regional policy developments and implementation that further meaningful inclusion, representation

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  • International Day to Combat Islamophobia

    New York, 17 March – IDA Virtual attendance. High-level Event in Commemoration of the International Day to Combat Islamophobia. The Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in New York have convened the high-level virtual event to commemorate the first ever “lnternational Day to Combat lstamophobia”. Following the tragic Christchurch terrorist attack two years

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  • Regional Forum ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    Geneva, 17 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and action and delivery on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the UNECE Region. Focusing on practical peer learning, the Regional Forum creates a space to share policy solutions, best practices and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable

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  • Regional Forum on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    Geneva, 17 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and action and delivery on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the UNECE Region. Focusing on practical peer learning, the Regional Forum creates a space to share policy solutions, best practices and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable

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  • Financing a Future for Women

    New York, 16 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Women Rise for All: Financing a Future for Women – Target Gender Equality LIVE, CSW65 Side Event. Financing a Future for Women event featured dynamic discussions and thoughts focused on realigning industry leaders and investors with sustainable business and women’s equality. The session, organized by the UN

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  • Townhall Meeting with Women’s Civil Society

    New York, 16 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Virtual Townhall Meeting with Women’s Civil Society and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres – CSW65 Side Event. Moderated by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the meeting will provide an opportunity for women’s civil society organizations to engage with the Secretary-General on the session’s priority theme: women’s

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  • 46th Regular Session of Human Rights Council

    New York, 16 March – IDA Virtual attendance. The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its

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  • Commission on the Status of Women, Sixty-fifth session (CSW65)

    New York, 16 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Getting to parity: good practices towards achieving women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life Creating an enabling environment for women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life General discussion (Item 3) Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special

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  • Security Council VTC Briefing

    New York, 15 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Middle East (Syria) – Security Council VTC Briefing. Political situation briefing. Briefing by Geir Pederson, UN Special Envoy for Syria, via remote in Oslo. The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one

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  • CSW65

    New York, 15 March – IDA Virtual attendance. The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women take place in New York from 15 to 26 March 2021. In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, and taking into account the latest guidance from the United Nations Secretary-General and the World Health Organization (WHO),

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  • CSW65 – Administrative and Budgetary Committee

    New York, 15 March – IDA Virtual attendance. Commission on the Status of Women, sixty-fifth session (CSW65) – Opening of the session, 1st plenary meeting. The Fifth Committee is the Committee of the General Assembly with responsibilities for administrative and budgetary matters. Based on the reports of the Fifth Committee, the General Assembly considers and

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  • International Women’s Day 2021

    Virtual, 8 March – IDA has attended to the virtual International Women’s day. Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all. To get us there, the world needs women at every table where decisions are

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