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International Women's Day
Date: 8 March 2017
14:30 - 17:00
Organization: UNOG
Location: Room XIX
Category: Commemoration



High-level lunch between heads of international organizations and heads of international sports federations, 8 March 2017, 12.15 p.m. – 2.00 p.m., 8th Floor, Building A, Palais des Nations

  • Remarks by Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, Ambassador Zellweger, and M. Leuba, Conseiller d’Etat du Canton de Vaud.

Roundtable on gender & sport, 8 March 2017, 2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m., Room XIX, Building E, Palais des Nations. In collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in Geneva


  • Title: “International organizations and sports federations: a winning partnership for gender equality”
  • Introductory remarks made by Mr. Christophe De Kepper, IOC Director-General
  • Panel discussion moderated by Mr. David Eades, BBC journalist
  • Speakers include:
    • Ms. Marisol Casado, International Triathlon Union President and Member of the IOC Commission on women in sports
    • Ms. Linda Kromjong, IOE Secretary-General, Member of the ILO Board and International Gender Champion
    • Ms. Majken Gilmartin, Eir Soccer / Global Goals World Cup - Play for Change CEO
    • Ms. Rossella Pagliuchi-Lor, UNHCR External Relations Division Director
    • Ms. Myrian Baverel, Olympic Taekwondo medallist and World Taekwondo Federation Committee Chair

Youth Event (schools and sports associations), 8 March 2017, 3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m., outdoor

  • Warm-up session promoting gender equality by Inter Campus, a social programme of Inter Milan Football club

Aerial group photo, 8 March 2017, 4.30 p.m., Armillary Sphere, Ariana Park, Palais des Nations



Mix & Mash, 8 March 2017, from 6.00 p.m., Brasserie des Halles de l’Île, Geneva

  • Afterwork mingling between internationals and locals with activities, games and music
  • Exhibition stands to showcase what International Geneva does for gender equality at work (IGC, ITC, CSW, ILO, UN-Women, IPU, Care International, YWCA, UNCTAD, CAGI, Speak & Lunch)

Jet d’eau, 8 March 2017, 6.30 p.m., Lake Geneva

  • Lighting of the Jet d’eau in the colour of the International Gender Champions!

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