Press Releases

    Note No. 5920
    28 February 2005

    UNFPA Events During 10-Year Review of Beijing Women’s Conference

    NEW YORK, 25 February (UN Headquarters) -- Over the next two weeks, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, will be involved in a number of events during the review and appraisal of the outcomes of the Beijing Conference on Women in New York from 28 February to 11 March.  The events will emphasize the centrality of the Beijing outcomes to improving the status of women and highlight the need for the international community to follow through with actions that it had agreed on at Beijing in 1995.

    Some of the side events for which the UNFPA will organize or participate in include:

    Monday, 28 February -- “Women, Ageing and Health: Ten Years On”.  Where: Conference Room 7, United Nations.  When:  1:15-2:45 p.m.  Organizers:  UNFPA and World Health Organization.

    Tuesday, 1 March -- “Eliminating Violence against Women in Muslim Societies”.  Where:  Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza (corner of 44th Street and 1st Avenue).  When:  9:30 a.m.  Organizer:  Women’s Learning Partnership, supported by UNFPA.

    “Progress, Gaps and Challenges in Providing Reproductive Health Services for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons”.  Where:  Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium, United Nations.  When:  1:15 -2:45 p.m.  Organizers:  UNFPA and the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children.

    Thursday, 3 March -- “Safeguarding Maternal Health: Women’s Empowerment and Reproductive Health for Achieving MDGs”, a high-level event that will be opened and moderated by UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid.  Where:  Delegates’ Dining Room 6, United Nations (by invitation).  When:  1:15-2:45 p.m.  Organizers:  UNFPA and World Health Organization.

    Friday, 4 March -- Release of Symposium Report by the International Planned Parenthood Federation /Western Hemisphere Region.  UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid will be the main speaker.  Where:  Millennium Plaza Hotel.  When:  1-3 p.m.  Organizers:  UNFPA and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

    Monday, 7 March -- High-Level Plenary speech by UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid.  Where:  General Assembly, United Nations.  When:  Scheduled for 3-6 p.m.

    For more information about the events, or to arrange interviews, please contact Abubakar Dungus, tel.:  +1(212) 297 5031, e-mail:  dungus@unfpa.org; or Omar Gharzeddine, tel.:  +1 (212) 297-5028, e-mail:  gharzeddine@unfpa.org.

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