NEW YORK, March 11, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, will be attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York, March 12th to March 14th.
Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice. Only UN accredited media will be able to attend events at the United Nations.
Note: All times are local.
Highlights of the itinerary are as follows:
Monday, March 12, 2018
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Official Opening at the UN General Assembly Hall
1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Minister Monsef will attend a lunch with Ministers from G7 countries and members of the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada's G7 Presidency.
(closed to the media)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Minister Monsef will give keynote remarks and attend the Women Deliver side event: The New 'A' Team for Gender Equality: Advocates, Assembly Members and Auditors / Location: Convene, 730 3rd Avenue
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Minister Monsef will give opening remarks and attend the IPU side event: Gender Budgeting / Location: UN Conference Room 3 (Registration closed)
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Minister Monsef will give opening remarks and attend the Canada co-hosted side event luncheon with Together for Girls: Violence Against Women and Girls / Location: UN Millennium Hotel
(closed to the media)
3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Minister Monsef will give remarks and attend the Canada co-hosted side event with AQQCI: Empowering Rural Women and Girls / Location: UN Conference Room 1 (registration closed)
4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Minister Monsef will deliver Canada's official statement to the CSW Plenary / Location: UN General Assembly Hall (http://webtv.un.org/)
Wednesday, March 14
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Minister Monsef will give remarks and participate in the Canada co-hosted side event: Engaging Men and Boys / Location: Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations, 882 2nd Avenue, 14th floor, NY.
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Minister Monsef will meet with Canadian and international youth participants: A conversation with the Minister, the Parliamentary Secretary and MP Boissonnault about gender equality priorities / Location: Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations, 882 2nd Avenue, 14th floor, NY.
Please contact Alexandra Vachon White for event information and interview requests.
SOURCE Status of Women Canada
For further information: Alexandra Vachon White, Media Relations, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations, 917-833-6648; Justine Villeneuve, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Status of Women, 613-558-9795; Nanci-Jean Waugh, Director General, Communications and Public Affairs, Status of Women Canada, 613-251-0054