Gender Equality Review Conference

Thursday, 10.07.2014 – Friday, 11.07.2014

Conference; OSCE

The Special Representative of the Swiss Chairmanship in Office on Gender Issues, June Zeitlin, chairing the High Level Opening Panel of the First Ever Gender Equal Review Conference
The Special Representative of the Swiss Chairmanship in Office on Gender Issues, June Zeitlin, chairing the High Level Opening Panel of the Conference. Mickey Kroell /OSCE

The year 2014 marks ten years since the OSCE’s Ministerial Council adopted the Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality. While achievements have been made, challenges remain before gender equality is fully realised across the OSCE region. To mark this anniversary and take stock of the progress achieved so far, the OSCE is organising a Gender Equality Review Conference with the support of the Swiss Chairmanship.

The conference brings together national stakeholders from government, civil society and academia from across the OSCE region in order to examine gaps in the implementation of the Action Plan over the past ten years and to propose solutions for the future. The conference focuses on more systematic implementation of the Action Plan and on activities to promote equal opportunities for men and women, particularly in the areas of peace and security, women's economic empowerment, women’s political and public participation, and domestic violence.

Ort: Vienna

Keynote Speaker, Honorable Pekka Haavisto, Minister for International Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with Special Representative of Switzerland for Sustainable Global Development, Ambassador Michael Gerber, and the Director of the ODIHR, Mr. Michael Georg Link, at the High Level Opening of the Gender Equality Review Conference
Hauptredner, Pekka Haavisto, finnischer Minister für internationale Entwicklung, zusammen mit dem Sonderbeauftragen der Schweiz für eine globale nachhaltige Entwicklung, Botschafter Michael Gerber, und ODIHR-Direktor, Michael Georg Link, am hochrangigen Eröffnungspanel der Konferenz. © Mickey Kroell / OSCE