Press Conference For Inaugural Launch Of UN Women's HeForShe University Parity Report

HeForShe IMPACT University Champions to launch the first-ever University Parity report on gender equality in academia

NEW YORK, July 20, 2016 /CNW/ --


As part of the HeForShe IMPACT10x10x10 initiative, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and Emma Watson, British Actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador will join ten Presidents from some of the world's leading universities (Georgetown University, Hong Kong University, University of Leicester, Nagoya University, Oxford University, University of São Paulo, Sciences Po, Stony Brook University, University of Waterloo and University of the Witwatersrand) at a press conference to unveil the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report. The press conference will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly on 20th September 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.


Emma Watson, British Actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador

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

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO


S-237, Press Conference Room, United Nations Secretariat, New York


Tuesday September 20th 2016: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


For press covering the event at the UN Secretariat in New York, UN press accreditation is required. More information at:  

We also ask that you RSVP to by August 3rd, 2016

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About UN Women
UN Women is the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. For more information, visit

About UN Women HeForShe
Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women's movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity. For more information, visit


For further information: Karen Paff, Karen(dot)paff(at)ogilvy(dot)com,

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