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UNOG: International Women’s Day - 8.3.2017

Programme of activities of the United Nations Office at Geneva and the International Gender Champions (IGC) on the occasion of:

- Ciné-ONU, 5 March 2017, 10.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m., Cinema Empire, Geneva

With the support of Warner Bros and the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations in Geneva

- Free Screening of “Hidden Figures” (2016)

- Followed by a panel discussion with:

Ms. Vanessa Erogbogbo, Head, Empowering Women to Trade, ITC

Mr. Raphael Crowe, Senior gender specialist, ILO

Ms. Mar Capeáns, Researcher and physicist, CERN


- Roundtable on gender & sport, 8 March 2017, 2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m., Room XIX, Building E, Palais des Nations

In collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in Geneva


- Title: “International organizations and sports federations: a winning partnership for gender equality”

- Panel discussion moderated by Mr. David Eades, BBC journalist

- Introductory remarks made by Mr. Christophe De Kepper, IOC Director-General

- Speakers include:

Ms. Marisol Casado, International Triathlon Union President and Member of the IOC Commission on women in sports

Ms. Lakshmi Puri, UN-Women Deputy Executive Director (tbc)

Ms. Linda Kromjong, IOE Secretary-General and International Gender Champion

Ms. Majken Gilmartin, CEO Eir Soccer / Global Goals World Cup - Play for Change

Ms. Myrian Baverel, Olympic Taekwondo medallist (tbc)


- Youth Event (schools and sports associations), 8 March 2017, 3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m., outdoor

- Warm-up session promoting gender equality by Inter Campus, a social programme of Inter Milan Football club


- Aerial group photo, 8 March 2017, 4.30 p.m., Armillary Sphere, Ariana Park, Palais des Nations


- Mix & Mash, 8 March 2017, from 6.00 p.m., Brasserie des Halles de l’Île, Geneva

- Afterwork mingling between internationals and locals with activities, games and music

- Exhibition stands to showcase what International Geneva does for gender equality at work (International Gender Champions, ITC, Committee on the Status of Women, ILO, UN Women, Care International, YWCA, CAGI, Speak & Lunch)


- Jet d’eau, 8 March 2017, 6.30 p.m., Lake Geneva

- Lighting of the Jet d’eau in the colour of the International Gender Champions!