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The participants of the First Regional Forum on Youth are calling for action (29 August 2002)

"The First Regional Forum on Youth is over after two and a half days of deliberations and debates and its participants left Geneva with high expectations and hopes that the outcome of the Forum will be a positive change in the situation of youth," said Mrs. Larissa ...
First Regional Forum on Youth Is Ready to Start its Work (23 August 2002)

On the Monday morning of 26 August, the Forum on Youth will begin its work. More than 270 participants from 40 countries are coming to Geneva. There was much excitement a few days before the opening, when the Award Committee was considering the works of the young artists who ...
The security and prosperity of youth is the security and prosperity of tomorrow's Europe (30 July 2002)

On 26-28 August 2002, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), jointly with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United ...


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Chairperson Patricia Flor of Germany; Danuta Huebner, Deputy Executive Secretary of the ECE, reading a statement by Angela King, United Nations Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women; Yakin Erturk, Director of the Division for the Advancement of Women; Anna Diamentopoulou, Commissioner for Social Affairs of the European Commission; Odile Sorgho-Moulinier, Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Geneva; Noleen Heyzer, Executive Director of UNIFEM; Pierre-Henri Imbert, Director-General for Human Rights of the Council of Europe; Renate Bloem, of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women; and Yves Berthelot, Executive Secretary of the ECE.

Sheila Regehr, Economic Policy Coordinator for the Status of Women of Canada; Eva Zimny, Associate Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, of Poland; and Oksana Kisselyova, of the non-governmental organization (NGO) "Mama '86", of Ukraine.

Charlotte Bunch, President of the Centre for Women's Global Leadership, of the United States; Goran Lindberg, Chief Commissioner of the Uppsala County Police Department and Expert Adviser on Gender Equality for the Government of Sweden; and Ruth Dreifuss, Federal Counsellor of the Interior Federal Department of Switzerland.

Laura Balbo, Minister of Equal Opportunities of Italy; Marijana Grandits, former Member of Parliament and a political scientist and consultant, of Austria; and Jadranka Milicevic, Member of the Managing Board of Zene Zenama and Women in Black, of Bosnia and Herzegovina, representing non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Françoise Gaspard, former Parliamentarian and now representative of France to the Commission on the Status of Women; Joanna Regulska, a Professor at Rutgers University in the United States; Galina Sillaste, President of the International Association "Women and Development", of the Russian Federation; and Katia Ivanisevic, Speaker of the Chamber of Counties of Croatia.

Vera Kosmik, Director of the Women's Policy Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia; Mieke Verloo, Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands; and Annette Lawson, Chairperson of the National Alliance of Women's Organizations, of the United Kingdom.

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