A New Chapter in Afghanistan: Ensuring International Cooperation in Support of Afghan Women & Girls

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Date(s) - 21/10/2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


A New Chapter in Afghanistan: Ensuring International Cooperation in Support of Afghan Women & Girls

 

On the sidelines of the 2021 United Nations Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, join this urgent conversation on ensuring international cooperation in response to the crisis in Afghanistan, with specific attention to the plight of Afghan women and girls. Leading Afghan women and policymakers will discuss the urgency of this moment, address critical questions, and recommend actions for a more cooperative, effective, and inclusive response to the developing situation in Afghanistan.

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Opening remarks:

Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon

Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Kingdom

H.E. Alya bint Ahmed Al Thani

Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations

H.E. Jacqueline O’Neill

Canada’s Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security

Panel discussion with Afghan leaders:

Fawzia Koofi

Former Member of the Afghan Parliament, Vice President of the National Assembly, and Member of the Negotiation Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Naheed Farid

Former Member of the Afghan Parliament

Anisa Shaheed

Journalist, Tolo News

Mariam Safi

Founding Director, Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies

Closing remarks:

H.E. Mette Knudsen

Deputy Special Representative (Political) for Afghanistan in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

Dr. Sima Sami Bahous

Executive Director of UN Women

Hosted by The UK Mission to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations, UN Women, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security