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Thursday, October 31, 2013
28th International Women Leaders Conference to be held in Israel

28th International Women Leadersí Conference to be held in Israel
31 Oct 2013
(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)

The 28th International Women Leadersí Conference, which will be held from
November 3-8, 2013 will focus on the subject of the centrality of gender
equality and womenís empowerment in formulating the next sustainable
development goals agenda of the U.N.

The 50 participants from throughout the world will include government
ministers (from Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Romania, Papua New Guinea, and
Samoa), members of parliament, scholars and senior representatives of U.N.
agencies and international aid organizations.

The Conference will be held in cooperation with UN Women and the United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and will provide a forum for meeting
and dialogue among worldwide colleagues on global issues on today's agenda
in the area of international development, with special focus on gender
equality and women's empowerment.

The Conference will open on Sunday, November 3, at the Krieger Center for
Arts in Haifa in a festive ceremony with the participation of the Executive
Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Israel Minister of
Culture and Sport Livnat, and the Mayor of Haifa.

This, the 28th conference of its kind, is sponsored by the Golda Meir Mount
Carmel International Training Center (MCTC), the oldest extension
institution of MASHAV - Israel's Agency for International Development
Cooperation at the Foreign Ministry.

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