UNESCO WILL TAKE PART IN THE EWF
The Second Eurasian Women’s Forum will include a number of discussion platforms, sessions, and presentations of reports and studies by major international organisations and associations. UNESCO, specialized agency of the United Nations on education, science, and culture, will also join the Forum in terms of its panel session as well as other discussions.
At the moment, the programme of the panel session of UNESCO is in development. Development of women’s potential in science, education, and culture is expected to become the central topic. In addition, UNESCO is interested in women’s participation in sport (including their adaptation after finishing sporting careers), change of climate, involvement of youth in science, and international humanitarian cooperation.
The Forum will probably pay special attention to women’s rights in the light if the celebration of 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 2018. This is a momentous event for UNESCO, as one of the main directions of its activity deals with gender equality. In this regard, UNESCO and together with Russia are expected to share success stories and effective practices in ensuring women’s rights throughout the world.
The working meeting on preparation of UNESCO’s participation in the Second EWF will take place in March 2018. During the meeting, the programme of the panel session and the list of the experts invited will be verified. In addition, the participants will discuss an exhibition dedicated to UNESCO’s activity in achieving gender equality and other Sustainable Development Goals. The exhibition is to be held as part of the Forum.
During one of the meetings, Nada Al-Nashif, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, shared her positive emotions from taking part in the First Eurasian Women’s Forum. She expressed her readiness to join the Second EWF as well.
Viktoria Yezhova, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov