International Women’s Day Celebration

"Batshwara thipa kabogaleng”

FRIDAY, 13 MARCH 2015

CONFERENCE CENTRE
O.R. TAMBO BUILDING
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION (DIRCO)

PROGRAMME:

10:00 Arrival of Guests

10:30 Programme Director/Moderator: Mr J Cardoso, Director: Peace and Security, SADC Secretariat
 
10:45 Opening Remarks by Ambassador J Matjila, Director-General: Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)

PANEL DISCUSSION: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AND UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION 1325: REFLECTION ON ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD

Moderated by: Ambassador J Matjila

11:00 Ambassador HE Ms Trine Skymoen, Embassy of Norway

11:15 Ambassador Nora Schimming-Chase, President of the Namibia Association of Former Ambassadors, Namibia

11:30 Mr J Cardoso, Director: Peace and Security, SADC Secretariat

GRADUATION OF THE CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION, NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION AND CONSTITUTION DRAFTING

Moderator: Ms VM Dlomo

11:45 Graduation of the Capacity Building Programme on Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Mediation and Constitution Drafting

12:00 Presentation by Ms Marie-Angele Thomas, Seychelles representative from the Capacity Building Programme on Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Mediation and Constitutional Drafting

PAN AFRICAN YOUTH UNION PEACE AWARD

12:15 Presentation by Mr Y. Pillay: President of the Pan African Youth Union (PYU) and the Executive Chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)

12:30 Conferring the Award on Pan African Youth Union Peace Award to Minister M Nkoana-Mashabane

12:45 Keynote Address by Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on the proposal to establish a SADC Women Mediators Forum

13:00 Vote of thanks by Ambassador XN Ngwevela, Chief Director: Diplomatic Academy, DIRCO

13:15 Reception

 




 

 

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