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In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. This was a historic step taken be UN Member States in accelerating the global struggle and strive towards gender equality and the empowerment of women around the world.

March 14 to 24 2016 will witness the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

One of the unique groups that would be delivering a discussion at the UN CSW is a Zoroastrian UN-NGO by the name, The Federation Of Zoroastrian Associations Of North America (FEZANA).  FEZANA, since its inception in June 1987 has been an active contributor to society in several ways.

This year, the group will be presenting a panel discussion titled, “The Role of Women in Culture, Government Activity and the Economic Market in sustainable development.” 

The NGO aims to get people thinking and acting on aspects that are playing a hindrance towards the active role of women in society. The key focus area will be on ontology. The change in ideology and representation of women within the Workforce, Government Institutions and most importantly Education is matter of high priority.
The group would not just focus on one region, but rather speak about the women in the developed world, the developing world as well as women in conflict zones.

The panel discussion details are:

Date: Monday, March 14th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: CUNY Graduate Centre, Room 2, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY

The philanthropic North American UN-NGO was placed on the Roster of non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1997, and is now registered with the Department of Public Information (DPI).

“There Is No Tool For Development More Effective Than The Empowerment Of Women” – Kofi Annan

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