Women and labour: a nutritional perspective

A side-event for the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Side event

Date: 20 March 2017, Monday
Time: 13:15 - 14:30 hrs
Venue: Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, New York

Women and labour: a nutritional perspective - side event flyer pic

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As the theme for the 61st session of the CSW is “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”, this side-event discusses the economic impacts of women’s malnutrition and how targeted measures to improve women’s nutritional status have major gains in economic development.

The event will solicit successful examples on how nutrition policies help push forward the economic empowerment of women and in particular female headed households, hence benefitting their families as well. The event also showcases how governments embed nutrition in national strategies and plans, looking at policies and investments in health, the food systems, education and social protection programmes that contribute to ensuring that no one is left behind. It will encourage country leadership and learning as Member States prepare their national plans to advance the implementation of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025, the Second Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health 2016-2030, and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.


Ms. Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, First Lady of Canada (by video message)
Ms. Carla Mucavi, Director, FAO Liaison Office in New York
Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Director, UN Women
Ms. Silvia Lommi, Under-Secretary of the National Coordination for the Prevention, Assistance and Eradication of the violence against women of the Women's National Council, Argentina
Dr. Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN
Ms. Sri Danti Anwar, Senior Advisor for family Policies to the Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection, Indonesia
Ms. France Begin, Senior Advisor, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, UNICEF
Dr. Sameera M. Al Tuwaijri, Global Lead of the Health, Nutrition and Population Division of the World Bank