ESCAP, UN Women and the Regional Coordination Mechanism's Thematic Working Group on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (TWG-GEEW), in partnership with the Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the Office of the Attorney General of Thailand and the Thai Institute of Justice organized an Asia-Pacific commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2015 in Bangkok.
This year marked the 5-year anniversary of the Asia-Pacific regional launch of the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign. The event highlighted progress made in the last 5 years and identified further measures required to end violence against women in the Asia-Pacific region. Statements were made by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary of ESCAP and Ms. Roberta Clarke, Co-Chair of the TWG-GEEW, while a keynote address was delivered by HRH Princess Bajarakitiyabha, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. Representatives of the diplomatic community, UN agencies and civil society organizations joined the commemoration.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.unescap.org/news/international-day-elimination-violence-against-women-%E2%80%93-un-underlines-need-transform-commitments
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