Surabaya, Indonesia (July 25, 2016) — WEDO is attending the third session of the Preparatory Committee of the Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (PrepCom3) in Surabaya, Indonesia, from Monday, 25 July to Wednesday, 27 July 2016.
The United Nations General Assembly, in Resolution 67/216, decided to establish a preparatory committee to carry out the preparations for the conference open to all Member States of the United Nations and members of specialized agencies and of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
WEDO board member Soon-Young Yoon will be attending PrepCom3 and be speaking at a number of events, including at the Urban Speakers Corner on Monday 25 July, 15:50-16:10. She will present on Cities for CEDAW, which is a bottom-up campaign that is providing a platform for mayors, women’s commissions, civil society stakeholders, youth, women and girl leaders to rally together to end gender-based discrimination and violence against women. Further, she will conduct a targeted briefing for parliamentarians and ministers to learn more about the campaign.
The Huairou Commission network is convening with grassroots women’s organizations and other women’s groups working to ensure the New Urban Agenda is an empowering, gender-responsive policy and partnership framework. To find out more about the network’s activities at PrepCom3, see the events calendar. All attendees are invited to meet the Huairou delegation and join side events and the Women’s Caucus held daily in Room Crystal 4 of the Convention and Exhibition Hall Grand City Convex Surabaya (Monday 7:45-8:45am, Tuesday 7:15-8:15am, Wednesday 7:15-8:15am).
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