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globe_foresight_vsm.jpg UNESCO Future Forum: “The Potential Impact of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis on Women and Gender Equality”

The UNESCO Future Forum was held on 2 March 2009 at UNESCO Headquarters to reflect on the ramifications of the present financial and economic crisis and their implications for international cooperation in general and in particular for UNESCO’s domains, namely education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

More than 20 international experts and decision-makers gathered to discuss the theme: “The Global Financial and Economic Crisis: What Impact on Multilateralism and UNESCO?”

Within this context, the third session of the one-day forum invited prominent women guest speakers to reflect on: “The Potential Impact of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis on Women and Gender Equality”.

Photo: © UNESCO/Nina Levinthal

Moderated by Attiya Inayatullah, member of the National Assembly of Pakistan and former Minister for Women Development Social Welfare of Pakistan, with the participation of three prominent women speakers:

- Mayra Buvinic, Director, Gender and Development, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management of the World Bank
PowerPoint presentation:"Impact of Financial Crisis on Women and Families"

- Diane Elson, Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, U.K. and co-director of the Levy Institute's program on Gender Equality and the Economy
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- Carmen Moreno, Ambassador of Mexico and Director of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW).
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Author(s) BSP/GE
Source BSP/GE
Publication Date 14 Jan 2009
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