UNESCO in collaboration with the Government of Greece, the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG), ITU, UN Women, OHCHR and other UN Agencies organized the first “International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media” from 7 to 8 December 2015 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva (Swiss Confederation). This meeting was followed by the first GAMAG General Assembly which took place from 9-10 December 2015 at the same location.
2015 is a turning point year for the global development agenda. Equality for women and men will be fundamental to achieving the sustainable development goals. In connection with the UNESCO Priority Gender Equality, the equal participation of women and girl in media and communication technologies at the leadership and content levels is indispensable for their empowerment, and can support the acceleration of all other gender equality-related development goals.
UNESCO has invited EducommunicAfrik and other UN agencies, governments, private sector and international organizations to be part of a discussion to establish a cooperation framework for GAMAG as a mechanism to systemize support to gender, media and ICTs, a critical area of concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
For more information on the Geneva meetings : http://en.unesco.org/gamag