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ECOSOC side event on the gender responsive implementation of the 2030 agenda

Monday, 2 May 2016

In preparation of the 2016 High-level Political Forum under the auspices of ECOSOC, UN Women is organizing a side event on addressing gender perspectives in the national voluntary reviews at the Forum. The event will take place on 2 May 2016 from 1:15 to 2:30 pm EST at the ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, in New York. This event is restricted to those who have access to the ECOSOC chamber.

The High-level Political Forum will be an opportunity for Member States to demonstrate how governments address gender perspectives in their national planning, decision-making, policy formulation and implementation, monitoring and budgeting processes and institutional structures to ensure a gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate governments’ engagement with civil society organizations, including women’s organizations, in these efforts. 

Opening remarks:

  •  His Excellency Mr. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations and Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women


  • Her Excellency, Dr. Patricia Flor, Ambassador, Director-General for International Order, the United Nations and Arms Control, Germany
  • Her Excellency Ms. Lourdes Ortiz Yparraguirre, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations
  • Mr. Alan George, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nations
  • Ms. Naiara Costa, Director, International Secretariat, Together 2030
  • Mr. Friedrich Soltau, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, Division for Sustainable Development, DESA


  • Ms. Christine Brautigam, Director, Intergovernmental Support Division, UN Women

For any questions please contact Sylvia Hordosch (sylvia.hordosch[at] or Robert Stevens (robert.stevens[at]