Co-operatives: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

United Nations Headquarters, New York - Conference Room D
United States

Date: 10 March 2015 from 16:30 – 18:00

Opening Statement

Baasanjav Otgonjargal – State Secretary, Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection of Mongolia


  • Dame Pauline Green – President, International Co-operative Alliance
  • Dr. Lisa Schincariol – Senior Research Consultant, Taylor Newberry Consulting
  • H.E. Jeanne d'Arc Byaje – Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of Rwanda to the UN
  • Vanessa Bransburg – Director for Cooperative Development, Center for Family Life


Simel Esim – Head of the COOP Unit, ILO

Interactive Debate

Interventions from the floor

Presentation of Resource Guide

  • Resource Guide for training on entrepreneurship development of women and gender equality
  • Savitri Singh – Advisor to Gender and Communication Programmes
  • Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the International Co-operative Alliance

Closing Remarks

H. E. Od Och – Ambassador, Mission of Mongolia to the UN


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