CANCELED - The Role of Women’s Civil Society Organizations in Peace Building in Timor-Leste

Event Date: 
Monday, October 29, 2012
Event Time: 
1:30 p.m.
Location: 
UN North Lawn Building (CR 6), New York

* This event has been canceled due to weather related to Hurricane Sandy.

On the occasion of the twelfth anniversary of UN eesolution 1325 and the open debate of the Security Council on Women, Peace, and Security, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination in partnership with the Mission of Liechtenstein to the UN, the UN Department of Peace-Keeping Operations, UN Women, and the PeaceWomen Project of the the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, will host a panel, "The Role of Women's Civil Society Organizations in Peace Building in Timor-Leste" on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the UN North Lawn Building (CR 6) in New York. To attend, RSVP the Mission of Liechtenstein to the UN.

The panel discussion will offer insight into the critical role that women’s organizations play in consolidating peace and improving community security in Timor-Leste. Speakers at this event will discuss the successes and challenges of women’s peace activism in Timor-Leste and make strategic recommendations for how to consolidate hard-won gains in the wake of the successful drawdown of the UN Mission in Timor-Leste. The event will also mark launch of a new lecture series on Women, Peace and Security organized by LISD, the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, and the PeaceWomen Project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

Speakers at the event will include:
Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Idelta Maria Rodrigues, Secretary of State for the Promotion of Gender Equality, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the UN
Laura Abrantes, Peacebuilding Coordinator, Asia Pacific Support Collective Timor-Leste
Rita Reddy, Senior Gender Advisor, UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)