EUNO symposium 2021

The Symposium will examine these issues in light of the major issue facing the world today, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the broader gender justice landscape including the Commission on the Status of Women, Generation Equality Forum, and others. Pre-existing social inequalities including gender inequalities have been highlighted and new ones created, which will continue to exacerbate these crises unless resolved,” the organizers state in the event concept note.  The COVID-19 pandemic has caused untold suffering and economic hardship, all the more so as it connected to the raging crises of gender inequality, racism, structural economic injustices and climate change.

Who:  Speakers include:

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women

Mr. Ib Petersen, Deputy Executive Director, Management, UN Population Fund

Ms. Alice Nderitu, UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide

Dr. Ibrahim Salama, Chief, Human Rights Treaties Branch, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Mr. Anwar Khan, President, Islamic Relief USA

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klaus, former inaugural Senior Rabbi to the Movement for Reform Judaism

Mr. Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary, ACT Alliance

Where: Streaming on YouTube:

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:00am-12:30pm (EST).

Media package:

Sponsors: World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church, Islamic Relief, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Soka Gakkai International, United Religions Initiative, and UN Women and UNFPA, for the UN Inter-agency Task Force on Religion and Development


World Council of Churches: Marcelo Schneider [email protected] 

ACT Alliance: Simon Chambers [email protected] 

Islamic Relief: David Hawa [email protected] 

General Board of Church and Society – The United Methodist Church: Kurt Adams [email protected]

URI: Isabelle Ortega-Lockwood, [email protected] [email protected] , Gaea Denker [email protected] 

UN Women: Ines Esteban Gonzalez [email protected]