Cooperatives: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

United Nations Headquarters, New York - Conference Room D
760 United Nations Plaza
10017 NY

In the framework of the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), the ILO and the ICA have organised a side the event "Cooperatives, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment", in New York on March 10, 2015.

Read the full programme below: 

Opening Statement

Baasanjav Otgonjargal – State Secretary, Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection of Mongolia


  • Dame Pauline Green – President, International Co-operative Alliance
  • Dr. Lisa Schincariol – Senior Research Consultant, Taylor Newberry Consulting
  • H.E. Jeanne d'Arc Byaje – Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of Rwanda to the UN
  • Vanessa Bransburg – Director for Cooperative Development, Center for Family Life


Simel Esim – Head of the COOP Unit, ILO

Interactive Debate

Interventions from the floor

Presentation of Resource Guide

  • Resource Guide for training on entrepreneurship development of women and gender equality
  • Savitri Singh – Advisor to Gender and Communication Programmes
  • Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the International Co-operative Alliance

Closing Remarks

H. E. Od Och – Ambassador, Mission of Mongolia to the UN
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