National Committee for UN Women - Canada

National Committee for UN Women - Canada

April 12, 2011 12:01 ET

MEDIA ALERT Montreal: National Committee for UN Women-Canada to Celebrate the Launch of a Historic New United Nations Entity

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 12, 2011) - The National Committee for UN Women - Canada is pleased to announce the launch celebrations in support of the newly established United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Montreal on Friday, April 15, 2011.

Where:Petites-Mains, Blvd. 7595 Saint Laurent, Montréal, Québec.
Date:Friday, April 15, 2011
Time:5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Focus: The creation of UN Women marks a new era for gender equality, and signals the commitment by the UN Member States to accelerate progress on gender rights and the economic women's rights and empowerment. UN Women will provide a powerful voice for women's issues and will spearhead a more coordinated and effective response to gender inequalities around the world.

Speakers: Justin Trudeau, Député de Papineau et candidat libéral pour Papineau, Québec, Antonie (Ton) de Jong, Officer-in-Charge of the Strategic Partnerships, Advocacy, Civil Society, Communications and Resource Mobilization; Almas Jiwani, President, National Committee for UN Women - Canada, and Charles Coffey, OC, Chair of the National Committee.

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