United Nations Information Centre in cooperation with Iranian Association of Women’s Studies (IAWS) held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” with focus on women issues on the occasion of International Women’s Day for some 25 participants at the UN conference room named after Dr Hulki Uz on 10 March 2019.
The session started by screening of the UN Secretary-General António Guterres video message on the International Women’s Day.
UNIC Public Information Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami introduced UNIC website and the participants learnt how to find the Persian translation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and other related documents. By navigating through the UN website Security Council and its landmark resolution 1325 adopted in 2000 on Women, Peace and Security; Economic and Social Council and Commission of the Status of Women as one of its subsidiary bodies were discussed.
Then Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami addressed the participants on UN Women which is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Participants got familiar with the internship programme at the UN Women, Women in Politics Map and Women and Sustainable Development Goals. Women issues among other global issues and UN Campaign “UNiTE to End Violence against Women” webpages were reviewed.
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres webpage and his senior management team that has reached gender parity for the first time was also reviewed. While navigating through the International Women’s Day webpage, there was an emphasis on Mr Guterres quotation "Let’s make sure women and girls can shape the policies, services and infrastructure that impact all our lives. And let’s support women and girls who are breaking down barriers to create a better world for everyone." There was also a focus on the 2019 theme “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”.
During the session, Vice President of IAWS Dr. Zahra Davar also briefed the participants on related issues. At the end, she expressed her satisfaction with the workshop and hoped that IAWS can have more cooperation with UNIC.
Persian copies of the UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the UN System Chart were distributed among participants.
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