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Breaking gender stereotypes – a political quest

The Nordic countries have made strategic political efforts to promote gender equality by engaging women and girls in science, technology, training and leadership positions. At a panel event on March 12th in New York the Nordic ministers for gender equality present and discuss national policies and programmes related to the topic.

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UN agencies, governments and civil society have in recent years ingreasingly stressed the need to break down gender stereotypes in education and training as an imperative to empower women and for achieving gender equality in the labour market. During the yearly UN session of the Comission of the Status of Women, The Nordic Council of Ministers arrange the panel event

Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering
Women and Girls Through Education

Date: Wednesday March 12th
Time: 11:30 A.M.–12:45 P.M. 
Place: Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security & Development,
International Peace Institute,
777 United Nations Plaza, 12th Floor,
(Corner of 1st Avenue and 44th Street)

  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
    United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Executive Director of UN Women
  • Eygló Harðardóttir
    Minister for Social Affairs and Housing, Minister for Nordic Co-operation, Iceland
  • Dagfinn Høybråten
    Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Manu Sareen
    Minister for Children, Gender Equality, Integration and Social Affairs, Denmark
  • Paavo Arhinmäki
    Minister of Culture and Sport and gender equality affairs, Finland
  • Maria Arnholm
    Minister for Gender Equality and deputy Minister for Education, Sweden
  • Hans Brattskar,
    Deputy Minister, Norway

Moderator: Gréta Gunnarsdóttir
Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations


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