CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

March 02, 2005 17:41 ET

Media Advisory/CIDA: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation to Attend the 49th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women


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FOR: CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

MARCH 2, 2005 - 17:41 ET

Media Advisory/CIDA: Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of International Cooperation to Attend the
49th Session of the United Nations Commission on the
Status of Women

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 2, 2005) - The Honourable Paddy
Torsney, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International
Cooperation, the Honourable Aileen Carroll, will be in New York on March
3 and 4 attending the 49th Session of the United Nations (UN) Commission
on the Status of Women, Beijing +10.

Ms. Torsney will represent Canada at the interactive panel discussion on
the links between the Beijing Platform for Action and the Millennium
Development Goals. She will attend a United Nations Population Fund
event on "Safeguarding Maternal Health: Women's Empowerment and
Reproductive Health for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals" and
a meeting hosted by Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action continues to embody the
commitment of the international community to gender equality and the
empowerment of women. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals is
contingent on full gender equality and the empowerment of women and
girls, especially those living in and vulnerable to poverty.

The UN Commission on the Status of Women was established in 1946 to
promote women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and
educational fields.



EVENT: UN Commission on the Status of Women
Interactive Panel Discussion

DATE: March 3, 2005

TIME: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION: UN Headquarters
General Assembly Building
First Avenue at 46th Street
New York, NY


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    Andrew Graham
    Director of Communications
    (819) 953-6238
    or
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    (819) 953-6534
    Email: info@acdi-cida.gc.ca
    Internet: www.cida.gc.ca (electronic version of document)