The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), in partnership with UN-Women and the League of Arab States (LAS), and with the support of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and the Danish Centre for Research and Information on Gender Equality and Diversity (KVINFO), organized a regional workshop on "Accelerating the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 5 through Information and Communication Technologies" on 15-16 October 2019, at the United Nations House in Beirut.
The regional workshop brought together representatives of National Women Machineries, National Statistics Offices and National Human Rights Institutes in the Arab countries as key stakeholders involved in the adaptation, implementation, and follow-up and review of SDG 5 at the national level.
The overall objective of this workshop is to facilitate a dialogue on a consolidated vision to accelerate the achievement of SDG5 using a human rights and evidence-based approach. The workshop also aims to showcase the importance of using ICTs as a means to promote women’s rights and achieve SDG 5 and to support the means of implementation of other SDGs and related targets.
All related presentations can be found on the Arabic link of the webpage.