A Panel discussion was held on Thursday October 16th in the ECOSOC, UN 16 Oct 2014 – “Beijing+20 Leaving No One Behind: Women, Poverty and Participation”. It was co-organized by the International Movement ATD Fourth World and the United Nations Millennium Campaign. The NGO Committees on the Status of Women, Social Development and the Subcommittee for Poverty Eradication .collaborated in the organization of the discussion. The panelists brought together a broad range of topics and experiences around poverty, women and empowerment, while looking forward to the celebration of Beijing +20 and the new post 2014 development agenda and sustainable development goals. The discussion was webcast. Click here
It is always a privilege to share panel space with people who have experienced poverty. Alvenia Hutton was one such person, a single Mum from Brooklyn.
The Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations H.E. David Donoghue was a ‘keynote’ respondent.
On the right of the Ambassador is Ravi Karkara, the global focal point for MyWorld2015 UN Global Citizen’s Survey and co-chair of the policy strategy Group on WorldWeWant2015 citizen’s e-platform. Have you completed the survey on My World. It is not too late to do so. You choose 6 items from a range of 16. There is a space for your priority. Vote here
The other speaker on the panel – Ms. Lakshmi Puri is Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women.