UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee Canada

April 19, 2012 17:53 ET

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, To Address the Better World Forum With Deepak Chopra and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Various Luminaries

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 19, 2012) -

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Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, Deepak Chopra, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill McKibben, Dot Maver, John Perkins, Robert Thurman, Hazel Henderson, and many other prominent thinkers will discuss the new concepts, strategies and technologies to enable a better world for 2012 on Saturday, April 21st, 2012.

In her address entitled "The Power of Women to Transform the World," Almas Jiwani will deliver tangible advice and answer questions while encouraging forum participants across six continents and over 80 nations around the world, to unite through an online conference featuring an array of distinguished leaders and teachers to discuss cutting solutions for unprecedented cultural, economic, environmental and political changes that are happening in our world today.

The Better Word Forum 2012 is a systematic approach where civil society partners, grassroots organizations and various societal elements are coming together to turn the do's and how's of making our world a better place into sustainable, actionable and powerful movements of change for the betterment of the present and future generations.

Steven Zuckerman, Better World Forum Co-Producer and Producer of the Global Entertainment and Media Summit, explains: "We have many supporters and friends who are unable to attend the conference, and we want to give them a chance to get involved. By enabling a global virtual forum, people can participate without the need for long distance travel or staying in a costly hotel. With thirty six sessions on topics from enabling human and civil rights, new media engagement, new economic models and creative financing, participants can be engaged in solving many of today's problems with a new way of thinking."

Rick Ulfik (Better World Forum Co-Producer and Founder of We, The World - www.WE.net) adds: "Our mission is to Inspire, Inform and Involve people around the world with ways that we can individually and collectively create a culture of peace, environmental stewardship, justice and prosperity for all. We are excited that Ms. Almas Jiwani of UN Women, Canada will be speaking on the topic of Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women because we see that as being key to transforming our societies so we have a world that works for all."

Commenting on her participation at the conference, Jiwani states, "I'm honored to be a part of this transformative movement. At present, Women across the world hold massive potential to make our world a better place. Over 50% of the global population is comprised of women and girls, yet their rights are consistently down-trodden and they are subjected to consistent violence, denied opportunities of leadership and governance and consistently suffer in poverty due to economic disempowerment. I invite all grassroots organizations, forward thinking business leaders, visionaries, artists and activists to turn out and join the Better World Forum this Sunday. Imagine what powerful change we can bring when some of the brightest solution providers from around the world unite for the very first forum to enable better and stronger communities."

Participants that are interested in listening to Almas Jiwani, President, UN Women Canada National Committee, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Deepak Chopra and joining the global online movement for brainstorming strategies for a newer, stronger and more empowered world are encouraged to visit www.betterworldforum2012.com and register online.

About UN Women Canada National Committee

The National Committee for UN Women Canada National Committee raises the UN Women's profile and promotes its work in Canada; raises funds for UN Women projects; creates awareness within the Canadian governments for increased funding for UN Women projects; and encourages non-governmental organizations to promote and support UN Women initiatives.

About Better World Forum

The Better World Forum is an online, participatory virtual conference and exposition of notable thinkers, artists, authors, scientists, and business leaders that will be organizing to discuss strategies for transforming our world through discussing and providing tangible solutions that can be put into actions for businesses education systems, health industry, environmental groups and technological forums, This four day forum can be participated in from the comfort of home and office.

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