Mme France Marquet SAF representative attended the forum: UNESCO's Soft Power Today: Fostering Women's Empowerment and Leaders

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News UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France - 2nd July 2017

 

 



UNESCO's Soft Power Today: Fostering Women's Empowerment and Leadership

UNESCO's Soft Power Today: Fostering Women's Empowerment and Leadership


UNESCO fulfils its mission through advocacy for peace and development and through the soft power of persuasion. To highlight this key instrument, UNESCO is organizing a series of thematic conferences within the framework of “UNESCO’s Soft Power Today”. The series will be launched on June 30 with a High-level Conference on “Fostering Women’s Empowerment and Leadership”, highlighting Gender Equality as one of UNESCO’s two Global Priorities.
The High-level Conference gathered over 50 high-level personalities and renowned experts from around the world and served as a platform to celebrate UNESCO’s achievements and to identify promising pathways for inclusive and innovative partnerships to work on women and girls’ empowerment and leadership. The day was be organized in three thematic sessions. Each panel presented the state of the art through the participants’ experiences and work; (2) discuss the challenges and innovative solutions in the 2030 horizon, and (3)  leveraging on UNESCO’s role and added value.


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At the end of each session, the moderators would report on the conclusions of each panel to the Rapporteur who would present the main outcomes in the closing ceremony. The resulting list of recommendations would UNESCO and its partners identify and prioritize new areas of work and harmonize their approaches with a view to promote women’s empowerment and leadership worldwide. A Statement was presented at the end of the Conference to renew the commitment of the Organization as a champion for the promotion of Gender Equality in the international arena.