Major global event for Beijing+20 campaign in Sweden

Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Malmö, Sweden

On Saturday 14 June 2014, UN Women will host the first in a series of global events as part of the Beijing+20 Campaign, which commemorates the 20-year anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the visionary Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Focused on ensuring the human rights of women, the event will be held in collaboration with the Government of Sweden and the Nordic Forum in Malmö, Sweden. 

UN Women’s Beijing+20 campaign seeks to mobilize global citizens to engage, reaffirm and accelerate the gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda. The campaign builds momentum through a series of high-powered global events which focus on achievements and gaps in gender equality since 189 governments adopted the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

The event in Sweden will feature a panel to discuss the most effective policies and programmes to promote human rights for women and girls and new actions to overcome challenges and strengthen the Beijing Platform of Action. High-profile panelists from around the world will share experiences and suggest solutions to champion women’s human rights.

Ministers, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations will be brought together to make a strong and united call for action and renewed political commitment for human rights for women. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will deliver the keynote presentation on the panel, entitled: “Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights: Unfinished Business.”

When: Saturday, 14 June 23.30 p.m. CEST (89.30 a.m. EST).
Briet, Malmö Arena

See flyer. Panelists to include:
  • Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
  • Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Rights Commission Sima Simar
  • Founder of the South African Positive Women’s Network Prudence Mabele
  • Peruvian activist for the feminist NGO “Flora Tristán” Virginia Vargas

It was webcast live. Watch the archive:

If you have trouble viewing above, you can also see it here