Week Ahead: 5th United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5) | Committee on the Status of Women Starts in New York | WTO: Gender Research Hub Launches Program of Work 2023-2024
LDCs: 46 countries that account for 13% of the world’s population, but only about 1.5% of global GDP and less than 1% of global trade.
Week Ahead (in tweets)
It is a busy week at the UN in New York, Geneva, and in Doha.
Least Developed Countries Conference
WTO: Trade Supporting LDCs’ Economic Development
The Doha Programme of Action for LDCs calls for trade as an engine of economic development. At the Fifth United Nations Conference on Least-Developed Countries (LDC5), taking place in Doha, Qatar, from 5 to 9 March, WTO’s Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang will address LDCs’ trade priorities, in a series of events.
For the full agenda of WTO’s participation at LDC5 click here.
Presented by Microsoft
The imperative for digital transformation and public-private partnerships in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
As part of an ongoing commitment to the mission and ambition of the United Nations, Microsoft served as the co-chair of LDC5 / Private Sector Forum, where they explored ways that digital development can become a reality. Learn more here.
8 March: UN International Women’s Day
WTO Gender Research Hub, 7 March
World Health Organisation
WHO at the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
The sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) is held from 6 to 17 March 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters (UN HQ) in New York. This year’s theme is Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
WHO will participate in the work of the Commission and will organize two events:
Gender equity and rights in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases: the role of digital health, on Monday, 6 March at 18:30 EST (00.30 CET on 7 March)
Improving the health of women through digital innovation, technology and education, on Tuesday, 7 March at 08:15 EST (14:15 CET)
The sessions will be webcast live on UN WebTV
CSW67 Side Events
The programme of side events and parallel events, or activities organized outside the formal programme of the session of the Commission, provides an excellent opportunity for Member States, UN entities and NGOs to discuss themes of the Commission and other critical gender equality issues.
Side events held on UN premises
Permanent Missions, intergovernmental organizations and United Nations entities hold side events on UN premises during the CSW session. Parallel events organized by NGOs are coordinated by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW/NY), a group of New York–based women’s NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.
UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67)
Treaty on the High Seas Concluded
UNESCO Global Summit
All Panels Are Online
Draft 2.0 of the Guidelines for regulating digital platforms: a multi-stakeholder approach to safeguarding freedom of expression and access information is now publicly available on the conference website. This draft was discussed during the Internet for Trust conference on 22 and 23 February.
The deadline for providing written inputs to the 2.0 version of the Guidelines after the Conference is 8 March 2023.
In order for UNESCO to do a comprehensive analysis of all inputs, we ask that contributions be submitted through the online commenting platform, where users can provide comments to each of the document's sections and paragraphs, or to the document as a whole.
Mark Your Calendars: 9 March
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