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Open Meeting: May 16, 2019

The NGO Committee on the Family New York invites you to attend

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: A FAMILY AFFAIR

For the International Day of the Family

Thursday, May 16th, 1:15-2:45 PM

Baha’i International Community Offices, 866 United Nations Plaza

Speaker

REV. DOUGLAS LEONARD
United Nations Representative, World Council of Churches

Please bring government-issued photo identification and allow time to check in with security.

Please RSVP to attend at https://bit.ly/2VNdAMl.

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Open Meeting: April 18, 2019

The NGO Committee on the Family New York invites you to attend

LOSS IN THE FAMILY

Thursday, April 18th • 1:15 – 2:45 PM

Church Center, 10 th Floor Conference Room • 777 United Nations Plaza

Please join us for presentations by the

International Council of Psychologists (ICP) Graduate Interns

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Open Meeting: October 24, 2019

The NGO Committee on the Family New York invites you to attend

Tipping the Scales: Balancing Family & Work

Thursday, October 24th, 2019, at 1:15PM

Location: Baha’i International Community Offices, 866 UN Plaza

Please RSVP to attend at https://forms.gle/yWKU8cg6E6NjmRdGA

Please join us for presentations by

Scott Behson

Professor of Management, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Erica Komisar

Clinical Social Worker, Therapist & Author,  New York City

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Open Meeting: March 12, 2019

The NGO Committee on the Family New York and LDS Charities invites you to attend
GENDER EMPOWERMENT STARTS AT HOME
A Parallel Event of the 63 rd Commission on the Status of Women

Tuesday, March 12th • 10:30AM–12PM

Yerevan Hall, Armenian Convention Center • 630 Second Avenue

Please join us for presentations by
PROFESSOR CHRISTIA SPEARS BROWN

Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, and author of Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue:

How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes

and

PROFESSOR KYLE PRUETT

Department of Psychology, Yale School of Medicine, and author of Fatherneed: Why Father Care is

as Essential as Mother Care to Your Child.

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Open Meeting: February 28th, 2019

The NGO Committee on the Family New York invites you to attend
STRONG FAMILIES, STRONG SOCIETY:
POLICIES SUPPORTING FAMILIES

Thursday, February 28 nd , 2018, at 1:15PM
10th Floor, U.N. Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza

Please join us for remarks by
MS. MAGDOLNA PONGOR

Second Secretary, Human Rights, Social Development, Cultural Diplomacy, 3rd Committee Officer,

Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations

MR. ALEXANDER T. AJAYI
Minister, Third Committee

Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations

Please RSVP to attend at https://goo.gl/forms/5kF6blD0znB1zRTC2.

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Open Meeting: January 24, 2019

The NGO Committee on the Family New York invites you to attend

LIFE TRANSITIONS AND FAMILY RESILIENCE

Thursday, January 24th, at 1:15PM

Baha’i International Community Offices, 866 United Nations Plaza
Please bring government-issued photo identification and allow time to check in with security.

RSVPs required and accepted through January 22nd.

Please join us for a presentation by

DR. SONIA MBABAZI

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center, NYU Langone Health

With introductory and concluding remarks by
DR. BENJAMIN FREER

Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Farleigh-Dickinson University

Please RSVP by January 22nd to attend at https://goo.gl/forms/S4ZkpdSpeHhgTHEJ3.

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UN commission agrees roadmap on ensuring women’s social protection, mobility, safety, and access to economic opportunities

UN commission agrees roadmap on ensuring women’s social protection, mobility, safety, and access to economic opportunities
The UN body exclusively dedicated to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment wrapped up its annual session on Friday evening with agreement on ways to safeguard  and improve women’s and girls’ access to social protection systems, public services and sustainable infrastructure.
UN commission agrees roadmap on ensuring women’s social protection, mobility, safety, and access to economic opportunities
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development

Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development
Fundamentally linked to human development, gender justice requires ending inequality and redressing existing disparities between women and men, according to a high-level United Nations forum on the situation in Arab States.
Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Despite progress, companies face gender equality ‘backlash’: UN business body

Despite progress, companies face gender equality ‘backlash’: UN business body
Although the drive to reach gender equality has picked up speed, and diversity initiatives have been put into place in companies and organizations, a significant level of resistance and backlash remains, according to a leading UN business group.
Despite progress, companies face gender equality ‘backlash’: UN business body
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

In tech-driven 21st century, achieving global development goals requires closing digital gender divide

In tech-driven 21st century, achieving global development goals requires closing digital gender divide
Bridging the ‘gender digital divide’ is about more than ensuring that women and girls have basic access to the Internet and cell phones; it means providing training so they have the skills to use information and communications technologies (ICTs) to their benefit, and taking active measures to boost the numbers of women in ICT leadership positions, including in academia and entrepreneurship.
In tech-driven 21st century, achieving global development goals requires closing digital gender divide
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population