McGill Students for UN Women Canada National Committee hosted a panel discussion “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the New Development Agenda”

The panel included UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri, UN Women Canada National Committee President Almas Jiwani, McGill Law professor and human rights lawyer Pearl Eliadis, and other UN, non-profit, and government representatives. Panel members discussed issues that developing and developed countries face in achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) concerned with promoting gender equality. MDGs are international benchmarks set by the UN with the goal of alleviating extreme poverty by 2015. The panel also discussed goals that ought to be set post-2015.

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