Panel Discussion on Technical cooperation - 33rd Meeting, 50th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
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Summary

Annual thematic panel discussion on technical cooperation and capacity-building

Description

Theme: Technical cooperation on the full and effective participation of women in decision-making and in public life and on the elimination of violence, with a view to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls
Objective: The panel discussion provides a platform to share experiences on the activities and plans of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and United Nations country teams and civil society organizations to support States' efforts to promote and protect the rights of women to full and effective participation in decision-making and in public life and to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
Chair:    
• H.E. Mr. Muhammadou M.O. Kah, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statement:    
• Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Moderator:    
• H.E. Ms. Suphatra Srimaitreephithak, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
Panellists:    
• H.E. Ms. Shara Duncan Villalobos, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
• Dr. Najat Maalla M'jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
• Mr. Bafana Khumalo, Global co-chair, MenEngage Alliance, and co-founder, Sonke Gender Justice
Outcomes:
The expected outcomes of this thematic discussion are as follows:
• Shared information on good practices in implementing technical cooperation and capacity-building activities to promote the full and effective participation of women in decision-making and in public life and to eliminate gender-based violence against women and girls;
• Improved awareness of States on opportunities for technical cooperation in this area, making use of the technical capacities and expertise available in the United Nations system and other actors.
- SPEAKERS-

  • Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (Introduction)
  • H.E. Ms. Shara Duncan Villalobo, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
  • Ms. Najat Maalla M'jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children    
  • Mr. Bafana Khumalo, Global co-chair, MenEngage Alliance, and co-founder, Sonke Gender Justice
  • H.E. Ms. Vindhya Persaud, Minister of Human Services and Social Security of Guyana
  • Timor-Leste (on behalf of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries), Ms. Lurdes Bessa
  • Saudi Arabia (on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council), Mr. Abdulaziz Al Wasil
  • Lithuania (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Darius Staniulis
  • Côte d'Ivoire (on behalf of the Group of African States), Ms. Rosine Kangah
  • Brazil (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Camila Mandel Barros
  • European Union, Ms. Linda Ekholm
  • Cambodia (on behalf of ASEAN), Mr. Sokkhoeurn An
  • Madagascar (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Nomenjanahary Hobinirina Andriamifidy
  • Cambodia, Mr. Sokkhoeurn An
  • Honduras, Ms. Natalie Roque Sandoval
  • Qatar, Ms. Hissa Essa Al-Sulaiti
  • Centro de Apoio aos Direitos Humanos "Valdício Barbosa dos Santos", Ms. Verônica Bezerra
  • Plan International, Inc., Ms. Martine Seehuus
  • Southeast Asia Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Caucus (ASC), Mr. Ryan Silverio
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Emilio Segundo Barroeta Guillén
  • Namibia, Ms. Tangi Shikongo
  • Mauritania, Mr. Bal Mohamed El Habib
  • United Nations Population Fund, Ms. Monica Ferro
  • Luxembourg, Ms. Marc Bichler
  • Togo, Ms. Amavi Gbegbe
  • UN Women, Ms. Adriana Quinones
  • Indonesia, Mr. Agustinus Anindityo Adi Primasto
  • Food and Agriculture Organization, Mr. Celso Carvalho
  • India, Ms. Seema Pujani
  • China, Mr. Zhao Zhang
  • Afghanistan, Mr. Mohibullah Taib
  • Argentina, Mr. Sebastián Rosales
  • Benin, Mr. Angelo Dan
  • Gambia, Ms. Baturu S.J. Camara
  • Ms. Shara Duncan Villalobo, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva (Final Remarks)
  • Ms. Najat Maalla M'jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children