The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to promote and develop constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society organizations.
As part of the debates and events commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, the United Nations’ Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) has been conducting a series of online discussions (from November 2009 to February 2010) dedicated to specific critical areas of action related to gender equality. These discussions will contribute to the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women from 1-12 March 2010.
The online discussions are designed to catalyze debate, to analyze progress and to provide an important interactive forum where perspectives, successful initiatives and information can be shared. Below is a complete list of discussions by topic.
UNICEF: Girl Child Moderated by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) from 16 December 2009 to 28 February 2010.
WHO & UNAIDS: Women and Health Moderated by the World Health Organization (WHO), with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) from 23 November 2009 - 31 January 2009.
See also: WHO’s Women and health: today’s evidence tomorrow’s agenda.
UNDP & UN/DESA: Women and Poverty Moderated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA) from 11 January - 12 February 2010.
UNESCO: Gender Equality, Education and Training Moderated by UNESCO from 10 January - 7 February 2010.
DPKO: Armed Conflict Moderated by the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) from 5 January - 1 February 2010.
UNIFEM: Women in Power and Decision Making Moderated by United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) from 20 January - 19 February 2010.
UNEP & UN-HABITAT: Women and the Environment Moderated by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) from 25 January - 19 February 2010.
OHCHR: Human Rights of Women Moderated by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) from 1 - 28 February 2010.
DPI: Women and the Media Moderated by the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) from 1 - 28 February 2010.
Past e-discussions include:
UNFPA: Violence against Women Moderated by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (16 November - 11 December 2009).
ECLAC: Institutional Mechanisms Moderated by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (23 November - 11 December 2009).