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International Women's Day

The official United Nations theme for International Women's Day, 8 March, 2017 is Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030. The world of work is changing, and with significant implications for women. On the one hand, we have globalization, technological and digital revolution and the opportunities they bring, and on the other hand, the growing informality of labour, unstable livelihoods and incomes, new fiscal and trade policies and environmental impacts — all of which must be addressed in the context of women’s economic empowerment. Read more »

International Women's Day pages from the UN system:

United Nations
UN Women
International Labour Organization
International Organization for Migration
The World Bank
UNDP
UNESCO
UNFPA
UNRWA

UN commemoration event

The UN Observance of International Women’s Day 2017 took place on Wednesday, 8 March, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at the Trusteeship Council Chamber in the UN Secretariat, New York. The event featured diverse voices, including António Guterres, UN Secretary-General; Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General; Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly; Lana Nusseibeh, President of the UN Women Executive Board; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director; Anne Hathaway, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and American award-winning actor; Casar Jacobson, Disability activist and Youth Champion, and representatives from Member States. Read more: Flyer | Media advisory

The event was webcast at http://webtv.un.org/

Webcast: UN Observance of IWD

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