• Lead-organizer: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
  • 11:00 - 13:00
  • Date: 21 Jun 2012
  • Room: P3-1

Women Leaders' Summit on the Future Women Want

Organizing partners

Civil Society
Government of Brazil
Private Sector


UN Women, in collaboration with the Government of Brazil, is organizing the Women Leaders? Summit on the Future Women Want on 21 June 2012.

The Summit will gather women Heads of State and Government to endorse a ?Call to Action? to highlight women?s vital contribution to realizing sustainable development as well as benefit from it. Their agency, leadership, voice and participation is crucial to this call and must therefore be fostered.

The Summit follows the multi-stakeholder Leaders? Forum on the Future Women Forum: Gender Equality and Women?s Empowerment for Sustainable Development, to be held on 19 June 2012, which will bring together leaders and experts from governments, the UN System, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector to discuss and reaffirm the centrality and the inter-linkages of gender equality and women?s empowerment with the three dimensions of sustainable development?social, economic and environmental.

You can follow the live tweeting from @UN_Women in English and @ONUMujeres in Spanish and Portuguese, and use the hashtag #WomenRio to ask questions to the panelists.

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