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UNA-Canada: Women Leaders in Diplomacy - a High Level Panel

Friday, 9 March 2018 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)

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"Achieving Peace through Women’s equality and empowerment" - United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) presents a High Level Panel in recognition of International Women's Day and as part of UNA-Canada's 15th Canadian International Model United Nations (CANIMUN 2018).

Recognizing the key role of women in diplomacy, and marking Canada’s G7 presidency in 2018, UNA-Canada will convene high-level diplomats from the G7 countries to showcase successful strategies for women in leadership. These are the strategies that ensure equality between women and men as partners in diplomacy as well as providing a focus on the crucial role this dynamic plays in inter-governmental relations with respect to human rights, humanitarian action, and peace and security.


  • Kate White, President & CEO United Nations Association in Canada


  • Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director of the International Law Research Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation 


  • Peter Boehm, Deputy Minister and Sherpa for the G7 Summit 
  • Leslie M. Lawson, Department Homeland Security (DHS) Attaché To Canada at US Federal Government 
  • Fabrizio Nava, Minister Counsellor, Italian Embassy in Canada
  • Kareen Rispal, French Ambassador to Canada
  • Eugen Wollfarth, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Canada
  • Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque, British High Commissioner to Canada

 Thank You 

  • Pierre Seïn Pyun, Vice President, Government Affairs for Bombardier Inc., Bombardier Aerospace and Bombardier Transportation

 This high level panel is an opportunity to hear from diplomatic leaders from the G7 countries, and learn about and be inspired by their strategies to support and advocate for gender equality.

*This High Level Panel is free (no ticket required) for CANIMUN Delegates.

 This event is made possible with the generous support from: 


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