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Side Event at United Nations on 15th December: UNWomen, WECF and Women's Major Group

WECF is co-organising a side event entitled 'From 'Brown' Economy to 'Equitable' Economy - Women's priorities for Rio+20".

12.12.2011 |WECF

Minister Friis Bach of Development Cooperation of Denmark, Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri of UN Women, International Labour Organisation, and the Women Rio+20 Steering Committee will be strategizing about the most important outcomes for Rio+20 from a gender and women's priority perspective.

Title: From Brown to Equitable Economies – Women’s priorities for Rio +20

Organizer: UN WOMEN & Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) – Women International

Date & Time Slot: Thursday, 15 December 2011; 6:15-7:45pm
Venue: Conference Room 1 in the North Lawn Building

The complete programme can be found here
Rio+20 Intersessional
15-16 December 2011

18:15     Welcome      
Christine von Weizsäcker, WECF and Representative of VAM (organising partners of the Women’s major group)
UN Women key points for Rio+20 Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director UN Women, Assistant Secretary General  
18:25     Part 1      
Green Economy and Poverty Eradication – From a gender perspective      
Introduction – H.E. Christian Friis Bach, Minister of Development Cooperation, Denmark – Chair Gender and Green Economy – Nidhi Tandon, author of UN Women paper Rio+20 Key messages Women’s Major Group – Anita Nayar, DAWN Development Alternatives with Women for a New era      
Discussion with panelists and the participants      

19:20     Part 2     
Case Studies: Green Jobs for Women – Lessons from Brown Economy      
Kaisha Atakhanova, Social Eco Fund, Kazakhstan Peter Poschen / Kees v.d. Ree, International Labour Organisation ILO      
Discussion with panelists and the participants      

19:45     Closing      
Contact: Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director, WECF: Anna Falth, Economics Specialist, UN Women:    

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