International Convention on Gender Equality in Ankara

21 Mar 2012


International Convention on Gender Equality will be co-organized by Turkish Grand National Assembly Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on 22-23 March 2012 in Ankara. The Convention to be organized with presence of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey with the theme of “ National Gender Equality Machinery for a More Equal Society for All.”

Ankara - The Convention in Ankara aims to share experiences of the national gender equality machinery to overcome the challenges and enable full-fledged implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women CEDAW).

The International Convention on Gender Equality is expected to host Melanne Verveer, Department of State Office of Global Women’s Issues, USA; Barbara Selden, Federal Ministry for Women and Civil Service, Austria; Chairpersons of the Equal Opportunities Commissions of Parliaments from various countries, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bahrain, Macedonia, Sweden, Costa Rica, Canada, Germany, Members of Parliaments; representatives from international community including different institutions of the United Nations; relevant public institutions, civil society organizations and academics.

The Convention hosted by Turkey is expected to establish a network between different national gender equality machineries to ensure a sustainable knowledge and experience sharing platform which is designed to discuss different issues on gender equality among international and national participants in three paralel sessions and three plenary sessions.