National Committee of UN Women - Canada.

National Committee of UN Women - Canada.

March 27, 2011 15:05 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 27, 2011) - Ms. Almas Jiwani, President of the National Committee for UN Women - Canada is pleased to announce that Senator Mobina Jaffer, Q.C. will host the historic launch in Canada of the National Committee for the newly established United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), on Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

Where:   Senator Mobina Jaffer, Q.C. will be hosting the reception for the launch of the National Committee at the Aboriginal Committee Room, Room 160-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario

Date:  Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Time:  6:00—8:00 p.m.

Focus: The creation of UN Women by the United Nations 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:  Senator Mobina Jaffer, Q.C.; Dr. Moez Doraid, Officer-In-Charge of Management and Administration, UN Women; Almas Jiwani, President, National Committee for UN Women Canada; Honorable Gilles Rivard, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York; and Honorable Abraham Abraham, UNHCR Representative in Canada.

For interviews with the speakers and Ms. Almas Jiwani, or for more information please contact the undersigned.

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