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Nermeen Shaikh at UN Women

New York, NY

February 14, 2018 | Wednesday | 1:30 pm

Japan Society

333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017 ( see map )
Democracy Now!'s Nermeen Shaikh will moderate a discussion at the Japan Society to recognize the launch of UN Women's Global Monitoring Report “Turning Promises into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Panelists include:

  • Fernando Filgueira, Senior Researcher at Centro Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Igualdad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC), Argentina, and Associate Researcher at Centro de Informaciones y Estudios del Uruguay (IESU)
  • Adebayo Olukoshi, Regional Director for Africa and West Asia, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)
  • Gita Sen, Distinguished Professor & Director, Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity and Social Determinants of Health, Public Health Foundation of India, and Adjunct Professor, Global Health and Population, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Opening remarks by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women will be followed by a presentation of the report’s findings by Shahra Razavi, Chief of Research & Data, UN Women.

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Nermeen Shaikh

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Nermeen Shaikh is a producer and co-host of Democracy Now! Nermeen has previously worked in research and non-governmental organizations and has an M.Phil. from Cambridge University. She is the author of The Present as History: Critical Perspectives on Global Power (Columbia University Press). You can watch her TEDx talk here