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Saturday, March 26, 2016

UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

[As delivered.]

Excellencies,

Thank you very much for your hard work, dedication, and the clear direction that you have given us on the path to 2030, which you are going to travel, in a hurry.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

PP1  Reaffirming the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of its reviews; the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women,  the outcome documents of the Twenty-third Special Session of the General Assembly, the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development,  and the key act

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Draft agreed conclusions

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Friday, March 25, 2016

The panel presented three papers -- available on the website -- which highlighted several key issues including the following:

1. Direct and Indirect discrimination

2. Restrictions on autonomous decision making around their health.

3. The need for the recognition of maternal mortality as a human rights issue.

4. Equal pay

5. Land rights

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Friday, March 25, 2016

This panel discussed the psychological and global perspectives on the empowerment of girls.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

This session dealt with the problem of the number of Indigenous children who are removed from their families by the child welfare system. The history of this problem was presented including the Residential school system, the Sixties Scoop and colonization. Cora Morgan, Manitoba’s First Nations advocate for children presented some very disturbing statistics on the problem.

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