International Women’s Day: Be bold for change
The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asian (ESCWA) organizes every March an annual event to mark the International Women’s Day. This event is organized in recognition of the role played by Women in the Arab region and their efforts towards realizing wellbeing and prosperity for her community and nation. This year’s event, which takes place in a delicate time in the region’s history, carries the theme: Empowering Women, Empowering a Nation: Be bold for change.
To mark the occasion, ESCWA is organizing an official ceremony, on Monday, 6 March 2017 at the UN House in Beirut. The event includes ceremonial and cultural activities.
A high profile presence is expected to include representatives from the diplomatic community, academia, international organizations, media figures, and civil society organizations active in the areas of women’s right, the economy, and media.