The summit will include sessions, aiming to facilitate an in-depth discussion of the specific practices and methods employed by CSOs and experts of diverse backgrounds, sharing experiences and challenges. In these sessions which are organized around Setting the Framework: (Linking) Sustainable Development and Promotion of Peace; Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls; Women, Peace and Security, there will be a chance for CSOs to deliver short oral statements. CSOs will be eligible to make statements after registering on this website. Also, there will be working groups for participants to discuss specific issues and resume them in bullet points under the supervision of moderator elected among the group. A special session of women parliamentarians from around the world in a roundtable format will be held. This roundtable will discuss women’s empowerment and gender equality: next-steps and potential for collaborative action by lawmakers in international and national for a.

The forum will issue three outcome documents: A Final Declaration prepared by the Final Declaration Preparatory Committee consisting of academics and experts, the Working Groups Outcomes which summarize the discussion of the working groups and a Call for Action of the parliamentary roundtable.

The results will be submitted to the UN’s relevant agencies and other stakeholders.


May 7, 2016 – Saturday

Time Session
10:00 - 10:45 Opening Ceremony
10:45 - 12:30 Setting the Framework: (Linking) Sustainable Development and Promotion of Peace
12:30 - 12:40 Family Photo
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:45 Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls
15:45 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:45

 Women, Peace and Security

May 8, 2016 – Sunday

Time Session
10:00 - 13:00

Working Groups on:

  • Women’s Full and Effective Participation and Equal Opportunities for Leadership

  • Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against All Women And Girls

  • Good Governance and the Rule of Law

  • Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women in Conflict

  • Women’s Participation and Representation in Various Aspects of Conflict Prevention

Parliamentary Roundtable (closed session): Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality: Next-Steps

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Parliamentary Session: Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality: Next-Steps
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:30 Announcement of Final Declaration & Closing Ceremony
18:00 - 20:00 Cruise