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A Call to Action for Gender Equality
In Support of UN Women
A Conference to support UN Women by Royal Bank of Canada with select partners
Richard A. Fitzburgh, Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management, Conference Co-
Chair
May 17, 2016, UN Headquarters
Program Overview
1
“ This is a mission of our time.
It is not mission impossible. ”
UN Women Executive Director,
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Panels and breakout sessions will
feature organizations and grassroots
groups that are making a
meaningful difference in addressing
and solving women’s issues.
Each of these groups will bring
awareness to the pressing issues
facing women and girls today.
This will be the first of a series of
annual meetings to be held across
cities in the United States and
Canada to garner partnered action
for gender equality.
A full-day event for
UN Women at United
Nations Headquarters
in New York City
United Nations experts
Celebrities and
high-profile individuals
Academics
Champions
Family Offices
Foundations
Grassroots organizations
Philanthropists
Ultra high net worth individuals
Women’s organizations
Youth Groups
A Groundbreaking
Global Conference
Featuring Top Advocates
2
Gender Equality and the
Empowerment of Women
o Ending violence and abuse
o Economic disparity and
empowerment of women
o Reliable access to quality
healthcare for women
o Education for women
o Roles of boys and men
in gender equality
Addressing Major
Global Issues Impacting
Women’s Development
3
Sobering Statistics
About Women
1. Beijing+20, 2015 – “Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action”
2. F. Vanderschueren, 2000 – “The Prevention of Urban Crime.”
3. UN, 2010 – “The World’s Women 2010: Trends & Statistics”
Women in urban areas are
twice as likely as men to
experience violence, particularly
in developing countries.
Gender gaps in domestic and household work are intensified
in contexts of economic crisis, environmental degradation,
natural disasters, and inadequate infrastructure and services.
Two-thirds of the
world’s adult illiterate
population are women.
In recent peace negotiations,
women represented < 8% of
participants and < 3% of signatories.
In 2013, nearly 800 women
per day died of maternal causes.
99% of the deaths were in
developing countries. 1 2
4 5
3
4
4. UNESCO, 2014 – “Closing the gender gap in education”
5. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, 2015 – “Interview with Alec Hogg”
Conference
Goals
Support UN Sustainable Development Goal #5:
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Accelerate global engagement by business and philanthropy
sectors to achieve gender equality “Planet 50-50” by 2030
Provide global business & philanthropy communities
with an opportunity to invest in gender equality and
reduce UN Women’s budget gap
Demonstrate both the need to invest and the enormous
global impact of women and girls
Create opportunities for women through practical, scalable
and sustainable programs supported by UN Women
5
Conference
Highlights
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
will provide his perspective on these critical
issues during opening remarks
Under-Secretary-General & UN Women
Exec. Director Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
will make opening remarks
A benefit concert with entertainment
befitting the international audience and a
closing reception at the UN are under
consideration, offering additional time for
sponsors & attendees to connect and network
6
Proposed
Agenda
7
High Level Opening
UN Secretary-General and
UN Women Under-Secretary General
Celebrity host/hostess
Leading philanthropists
Internationally-known advocates for
women’s empowerment
Grassroots change agents
Provocative and Compelling Panels
Ending violence and abuse
Economic disparity and empowerment
Reliable access to quality healthcare
Education for women
Roles of boys and men in gender equality
Breakout Sessions
In-depth exploration of issues
Attendee problem solving
Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Internationally-recognized
women’s advocate
Closing Speaker’s Call to Action
Support UN Women to achieve gender
equality & reduce UN Women funding gap
Achieve gender equality and empower all
women and girls
Announcement of final contributions total
Closing Concert
Reception / Dinner
Introducing The Foundation
For Gender Equality
After the Conference this new foundation will be created
o The Foundation for Gender Equality will be
fully dedicated to supporting UN Women
o Focused solely on the eradication of
issues created and exacerbated by
gender discrimination worldwide
o A Steering Committee of prominent
business leaders, financiers and
philanthropists will collaborate with UN
Women to reduce the Agency’s funding gap
o A NextGen Committee composed of
passionate, committed young leaders is
working with the Steering Committee
and continuing its mission
Sustaining Support:
8
o Created by the UN General Assembly
in 2010 as the global champion for
gender equality
o The youngest United Nations entity
and the only organization with a global
and universal mandate to empower
women and girls
o The first new organization created at the
UN in the 21st century, and the biggest
mandate of the UN in the 21st century
o UN Women provides powerful advocacy
and voice at global, national and
regional levels
o As is the case with most organizations
involved in achieving gender equality,
UN Women faces a large investment gap
About UN Women
For more information, please visit
www.unwomen.org/en to learn
more about UN standards,
policies, programs and support
for gender equality
9
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Strengthen the
means of implantation and
revitalize the global partnership
for sustainable development
Build resilient infrastructure,
promote inclusive and
sustainable industrialization
and foster innovation
Promote peaceful and inclusive
societies for sustainable
development, provide access
to justice for all and build effective,
accountable and inclusive
institutions at all levels
Promote sustained, inclusive
and sustainable economic growth,
full and productive employment
and decent work for all
End poverty in all
forms everywhere
End hunger, achieve food security
and improved nutrition and promote
sustainable agriculture
Ensure inclusive and equitable
quality education and promote
lifelong learning opportunities for all
Achieve gender
equality and empower
all women and girls
Ensure availability and
sustainable management of
water and sanitation for all
Ensure healthy lives and promote
well-being for all at all ages
Ensure access to affordable,
reliable, sustainable and modern
energy for all
Make cities and human
settlements inclusive, safe,
resilient and sustainable
Reduce inequality within
and among countries
Take urgent action to combat
climate change and its impacts
Ensure sustainable
consumption and
production patterns
Conserve and sustainably
use the oceans, seas and
marine resources for
sustainable development
Protect, restore and promote
sustainable use of terrestrial
ecosystems, sustainably manage
forests, combat desertification,
and halt and reverse land
degradation and halt biodiversity
10
o Participate in a unique far-reaching effort
that will benefit young and old, men and
women now and for generations to come
o Join a select cadre of individual, corporate
and UN leaders committed to change
o Connect with other motivated individuals
to empower the future
o Demonstrate global solidarity
with a critical issue of our time
o ‘Walk the talk’ of company values
and diversity
o Enhance credibility with employees,
customers and all stakeholders
o Save lives
A Once in a Generation Opportunity
to support UN Women
11
Align with the UN
at a high-profile event
Achieve
gender
equality
and
empower
all women
and girls
Act Now & Shape the World
12
A Call to Action for Gender Equality:
Achieving “Planet 50-50” by 2030 Conference
and the Foundation for Gender Equality will become
new models for philanthropy as an agent of change
o This high profile event provides opportunities
to engage with other motivated individuals and
invest in the current and future status of women
o Your commitment is critical for us to move forward
and build this unique platform to educate, empower
and advance women, communities, states, and
nations around the world
“ Together, we can make 2030
an expiry date for gender inequality. ”
Phumzile
Mlambo-Ngcuka
Every Contribution Counts!
13

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Deck Overview

  • 1. A Call to Action for Gender Equality In Support of UN Women A Conference to support UN Women by Royal Bank of Canada with select partners Richard A. Fitzburgh, Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management, Conference Co- Chair May 17, 2016, UN Headquarters Program Overview 1 “ This is a mission of our time. It is not mission impossible. ” UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
  • 2. Panels and breakout sessions will feature organizations and grassroots groups that are making a meaningful difference in addressing and solving women’s issues. Each of these groups will bring awareness to the pressing issues facing women and girls today. This will be the first of a series of annual meetings to be held across cities in the United States and Canada to garner partnered action for gender equality. A full-day event for UN Women at United Nations Headquarters in New York City United Nations experts Celebrities and high-profile individuals Academics Champions Family Offices Foundations Grassroots organizations Philanthropists Ultra high net worth individuals Women’s organizations Youth Groups A Groundbreaking Global Conference Featuring Top Advocates 2
  • 3. Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women o Ending violence and abuse o Economic disparity and empowerment of women o Reliable access to quality healthcare for women o Education for women o Roles of boys and men in gender equality Addressing Major Global Issues Impacting Women’s Development 3
  • 4. Sobering Statistics About Women 1. Beijing+20, 2015 – “Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action” 2. F. Vanderschueren, 2000 – “The Prevention of Urban Crime.” 3. UN, 2010 – “The World’s Women 2010: Trends & Statistics” Women in urban areas are twice as likely as men to experience violence, particularly in developing countries. Gender gaps in domestic and household work are intensified in contexts of economic crisis, environmental degradation, natural disasters, and inadequate infrastructure and services. Two-thirds of the world’s adult illiterate population are women. In recent peace negotiations, women represented < 8% of participants and < 3% of signatories. In 2013, nearly 800 women per day died of maternal causes. 99% of the deaths were in developing countries. 1 2 4 5 3 4 4. UNESCO, 2014 – “Closing the gender gap in education” 5. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, 2015 – “Interview with Alec Hogg”
  • 5. Conference Goals Support UN Sustainable Development Goal #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Accelerate global engagement by business and philanthropy sectors to achieve gender equality “Planet 50-50” by 2030 Provide global business & philanthropy communities with an opportunity to invest in gender equality and reduce UN Women’s budget gap Demonstrate both the need to invest and the enormous global impact of women and girls Create opportunities for women through practical, scalable and sustainable programs supported by UN Women 5
  • 6. Conference Highlights UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will provide his perspective on these critical issues during opening remarks Under-Secretary-General & UN Women Exec. Director Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will make opening remarks A benefit concert with entertainment befitting the international audience and a closing reception at the UN are under consideration, offering additional time for sponsors & attendees to connect and network 6
  • 7. Proposed Agenda 7 High Level Opening UN Secretary-General and UN Women Under-Secretary General Celebrity host/hostess Leading philanthropists Internationally-known advocates for women’s empowerment Grassroots change agents Provocative and Compelling Panels Ending violence and abuse Economic disparity and empowerment Reliable access to quality healthcare Education for women Roles of boys and men in gender equality Breakout Sessions In-depth exploration of issues Attendee problem solving Luncheon Keynote Speaker Internationally-recognized women’s advocate Closing Speaker’s Call to Action Support UN Women to achieve gender equality & reduce UN Women funding gap Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Announcement of final contributions total Closing Concert Reception / Dinner
  • 8. Introducing The Foundation For Gender Equality After the Conference this new foundation will be created o The Foundation for Gender Equality will be fully dedicated to supporting UN Women o Focused solely on the eradication of issues created and exacerbated by gender discrimination worldwide o A Steering Committee of prominent business leaders, financiers and philanthropists will collaborate with UN Women to reduce the Agency’s funding gap o A NextGen Committee composed of passionate, committed young leaders is working with the Steering Committee and continuing its mission Sustaining Support: 8
  • 9. o Created by the UN General Assembly in 2010 as the global champion for gender equality o The youngest United Nations entity and the only organization with a global and universal mandate to empower women and girls o The first new organization created at the UN in the 21st century, and the biggest mandate of the UN in the 21st century o UN Women provides powerful advocacy and voice at global, national and regional levels o As is the case with most organizations involved in achieving gender equality, UN Women faces a large investment gap About UN Women For more information, please visit www.unwomen.org/en to learn more about UN standards, policies, programs and support for gender equality 9
  • 10. UN Sustainable Development Goals Strengthen the means of implantation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all End poverty in all forms everywhere End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Reduce inequality within and among countries Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity 10
  • 11. o Participate in a unique far-reaching effort that will benefit young and old, men and women now and for generations to come o Join a select cadre of individual, corporate and UN leaders committed to change o Connect with other motivated individuals to empower the future o Demonstrate global solidarity with a critical issue of our time o ‘Walk the talk’ of company values and diversity o Enhance credibility with employees, customers and all stakeholders o Save lives A Once in a Generation Opportunity to support UN Women 11 Align with the UN at a high-profile event Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • 12. Act Now & Shape the World 12 A Call to Action for Gender Equality: Achieving “Planet 50-50” by 2030 Conference and the Foundation for Gender Equality will become new models for philanthropy as an agent of change o This high profile event provides opportunities to engage with other motivated individuals and invest in the current and future status of women o Your commitment is critical for us to move forward and build this unique platform to educate, empower and advance women, communities, states, and nations around the world “ Together, we can make 2030 an expiry date for gender inequality. ” Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka