Almas Jiwani Helps Put Gender Equality Onto the Post 2015 Development Agenda

LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS–(Marketwired – Nov. 19, 2014) – Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada contributes her viewpoint to the Post-2015 Consensus Projects, facilitated by the Copenhagen Consensus Center. The Post-2015 Consensus Projects brings together the world’s top economists, non-governmental organizations, international agencies and businesses to identify key action items in the post-Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s).

Almas Jiwani’s contribution highlights the importance of gender issues in the post-2015 debates. “It is essential that plans are implemented to continue the conversation on how to empower women and girls after 2015, in the post MDG era. This project strategically aligns with our goals to ensure these issues do not fade into the background, but rather continue to be presented as main agents for change,” says Almas Jiwani. “I am proud to be working, aiding, and advising the post-2015 consensus projects on potential mechanisms for the empowerment of women and girls globally.”

Almas Jiwani offers real depth of experience and leadership in addressing women’s right and gender equality around the world. Her contribution to the post-205 consensus project adds a campaigning voice to the economic analysis we commissioned, and challenges us to think seriously about the practical significance of the proposed targets on the lives of women and society more widely,” stated PAOLA GRENIER, Senior Project Manager, Copenhagen Consensus Center.

Almas Jiwani’s contributions to the post-MDGs discussion capture the need for continued effort in empowering women and girls across the globe.

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About UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee Canada is an independent, non-government organization that supports the mission of UN Women through public awareness initiatives about UN Women and global women’s issues, as well as fundraising efforts to support UN Women programmes worldwide. For more information about UNWNCC, please visit

About Copenhagen Consensus Center

The Copenhagen Consensus Center, in collaboration with the world’s top economists, academics, and practitioners in 19 goal areas, is undertaking a major project to help theUnited Nations prioritize targets for the 2016-2030 development agenda. These new goals will be adopted by the UN in 2015, and will guide how the $2.5 trillion of development aid is spent across the world over the next 15 years.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Yazmin Sanghera
UN Women National Committee of Canada
+1-613-234-8252 x 103

Senior Project Manager
Copenhagen Consensus Center
+1 718 717 2539
Skype: ccc.paola

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