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Overview

Public Meeting & Symposium
Building Peace - Empowering Women
Gender Strategies to make UN Security
Council Resolution 1325 work

 

Public Meeting

Thursday, April 6, 2006
18.00 - 20.00
MUMOK - Museum of Modern Art, Hofstallung
Museumsquartier, 1070 Vienna

Symposium

Friday, April 7, 2006
9.00 - 17.00
MUMOK - Museum of Modern Art, Lounge, 8th floor
Museumsquartier, 1070 Vienna

 

Programme Public Meeting, April 6

  • Ursula Plassnik, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Austria
    Austrian endeavours in the frame of international agreements
  • Penda Mbow, former Minister of Cultural Affairs, Senegal, gender and law specialist with regard to women and Islam
    The role of women in peace building in West African Islamic countries
  • Elisabeth Rehn, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in South Eastern Europe and former Minister of Defence, Finland
    Women, War and Peace. Remaining challenges
  • Rachel N. Mayanja, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women
    Implementation of UN SC Resolution 1325 from a UN perspective
  • Discussion

    Moderation: Rubina Moehring, journalist, president of Reporters Without Borders - Austria

The Austrian Development Agency kindly invites you to a reception following the discussion.

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Programme Symposium, April 7

 

  • Welcome address
    Ambassador Michael Linhart, Managing Director of the Austrian Development Agency, Austria
  • Keynote speech
    UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the necessity to organise for peace
    Elisabeth Rehn, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in South Eastern Europe and former Minister of Defence, Finland
  • Local and regional perspectives
    Report from East Africa
    Stella Sabiiti, Center for  Conflict Resolution CECORE, Kampala, Uganda
  • Report from South Eastern Europe
    Igballe Rogova, Kosova Women's Network, Pristina, Kosovo
  • Discussion
  • Comparative perspectives
    Speaking justice - experiences in West Africa
    Renate Winter, Justice and Vice President at the Sierra Leone Special Court, Austria / Sierra Leone

    The Potential of UN SC Resolution 1325 in redistributing gendered power relations
    Judy El-Bushra, consultant on gender & armed conflict, formerly working for ACORD, UK
  • Discussion
  • Donor perspectives
    Panel discussion with SDC, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ADC

    Integrating UN SC Resolution 1325 into existing SCD programmes
    Markus Reisle, SDC, Conflict Prevention and Transformation Division, Switzerland

    Strengthening women's participation in peace-building: Norwegian action plan for the implementation of UN SC Resolution 1325
    Ambassador Mette Kongshem, Permanent Representative of Norway to the OSCE

    Austria's focus on gender equality and human security
    Ambassador Irene Freudenschuss-Reichl, DG for Development Cooperation in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Austria
  • Closing panel with all speakers and the audience

    Moderation: Karin Kneissl, journalist, Middle East expert

 

For more details please refer to the attached programmes.
Registration for both events required.
Please contact oeza.info@ada.gv.at until March 31.

 

Information and contact
Austrian Development Agency
The Operational Unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation
Elisabeth Schimpfoessl
Zelinkagasse 2
1010 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (1) 90399-420
http://www.ada.gv.at, http://www.mfa.at/adc

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Date: 23.03.2006