GIRLS STAND UP!
CSW 55 – Youth Orientation
February 20, 2011 – Pace University
8:00 am – 9:00 am
- Stephen J. Friedman, President of Pace University
Orientation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Keynote – Ms. Michelle Bachelet – Executive Director, UN Women
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Workshop – Priority Theme - Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Workshop – Review Theme - The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop – How to be an advocate at the United Nations
3:45 – 5:00 pm
Ms. Leymah Roberta Gbowee – Executive Director of the Women, Peace and Security Network – Africa and Youth Speakers
Young people from around the world are invited to enter the 2010 International Essay Contest organized by UNESCO and the Goi Peace Foundation.
The United Nations has designated 2001-2010 as the “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World” and 2005-2014 as the “United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.” Additionally, 2010 celebrates the International Year of Youth as well as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures. Young people are encouraged to participate in these global initiatives and play a leading role in promoting peace and understanding among all cultures.
Theme:“My Role in Creating a Peaceful World.” What is your vision of a peaceful and harmonious world? What can you and the young people of the world do to realize that vision?
Essays may be submitted in: English, French, Japanese, Spanish or German.
The deadline for entry is June 30, 2010.
First prize winners will receive a cash award and a trip to Japan.