Press Conference on UN Women Executive Director’s Visit

Date: Monday, November 28, 2016

Media Invitation


Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is to visit Papua New Guinea to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Papua New Guinea has been chosen as one of the few countries and will receive the Executive Director between 1st and 4th December. Her first visit to the country aims to reinforce UN Women’s partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and civil society on the issue of Gender-Based Violence and to accelerate existing efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country.

Respective media outlets are cordially invited to attend the PRESS CONFERENCE on Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka’s visit, on Friday 2nd December between 15:20 P.M. - 16:00 P.M. at the Press Room, Taurama Aquatic Centre. The conference is facilitated by the UN Women Country Representative, Jeffery Buchanan, and followed by the Q&A session with the Executive Director. Participating reporters are also welcome to proceed to cover the SANAP WANTAIM concert organized by the National Capital District between 16:00 P.M. and 17:30 P.M. at the same venue, Taurama Aquatic Centre.

Photo: UN Women/Elma Okic

As this is the highest delegation to visit the country during the 16 Days of Activism, it is of critical importance to the work of UN Women and more widely to the ongoing campaign against all forms of gender-based discrimination. We would like to convey her message against violence and empowerment of women as widely and profoundly as possible. Therefore, your attention to and coverage on this special occasion are highly appreciated. To clear the security check at the gate, respective names of attendees need to be registered with us beforehand. Please send names of reporters no later than noon Wednesday 30th November to Chika Kondoh, the communication specialist in the United Nations.

Media Inquiries:

Chika Kondoh
Communications Specialist at the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office
Email: chika.kondoh@one.un.org
Tel: (675) 321 2877, (675) 7119 2293

Priscilla Raepom
Communications Officer, UN Women Papua New Guinea
Email: priscilla.raepom@unwomen.org
Tel: (675) 321 9855, (675) 7627 1203