UN Women Chief leads Philippines dialogue on “Economies that Work for Women”

MEDIA ADVISORY

Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

UN Women Philippines, in cooperation with the Philippine Commission on Women, is organizing a High-Level Dialogue on ‘Economies that Work for Women’ in conjunction with the visit of United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

The Dialogue will provide an opportunity to discuss the research and recommendations of UN Women’s Flagship Report, Progress of the World’s Women (POWW) 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights. UN Women’s report brings together human rights and economic policymaking and provides the key elements for a far reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality. It includes Asia- Pacific-specific data and evidence based analysis and provides recommendations on moving towards an economy that truly works for women, to the benefit of all.

WHEN:   Wednesday 9 September 2015
16:00 – 18:10
WHERE:   Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Meeting venue: Davao Room
SPEAKERS:   Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director
Hon. Gregory L. Domingo, Secretary for Trade and Industry
Hon. Nora K. Terrado, Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry
Ms. Jeannie Javelosa, President, ECHO Sustainable Initiatives
Prof. Marina Durano, Ph.D., Asian Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman
MODERATOR:   Ms. Lucita Lazo, Former Undersecretary of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Former Director-General of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Former Regional Programme Director for East Asia, UNIFEM

For media inquiries, please contact:

Marilen G. Soliman (Ms)
National Project Officer UN Women Philippines 
Regional Communications Specialist, UN Women
Email: marilen.soliman@unwomen.org
Tel/Fax: +63 2 426 3772 
Mobile: +63 905 375 9293

Teresa Debuque (Ms)
National Information Officer
United Nations Information Centre Manila
Email: debuque@un.org
Tel.: +63 2 3367720 to 22
Mobile: +63 917 500 0622