2016 - The Mary Robinson Centre International Symposium July 1-2
Programme

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME
FRIDAY, JULY 1


4.00pm – 5.30pm: Registration & Welcome


5.30pm – 7.30pm: OPENING PLENARY ROUNDTABLE


“Transformative Sustainable Development Goals: Foregrounding Equality, Human Rights and Peace”


MARY ROBINSON
, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights


NOELEEN HEYZER, formerly Head of UNIFEM and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (ESCAP)
COLM O'GORMAN, Executive Director, Amnesty International Ireland
Chair/moderator: PAUL GILLESPIE, Irish Times columnist and former Foreign Policy Editor


8.00pm: CONFERENCE DINNER


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SATURDAY, JULY 2


9.45am – 11.15am: PLENARY SESSION I


“Goal 5: Mobilising Resources to Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls”


Speakers:

GERALDINE FRASER-MOLEKETI, Gender Envoy for the African Development Bank
HEATHER GRADY, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, San Francisco, USA
NOELEEN HEYZER, formerly Head of UNIFEM and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (ESCAP)

Chair/moderator: MARY ROBINSON


11.15am – 11.30am: BREAK


11.30am – 1.15pm: PLENARY SESSION II


“Goal 10: Combating Inequalities within and between Countries”
Speakers:


PETER POWER, Executive director
, UNICEF Ireland, former Minister of State for Overseas Development
DIANE ELSON, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex, joint winner 2016 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought
SORLEY McCAUGHEY, Head of Advocacy and Policy, Christian Aid, Ireland
Chair/moderator: COLM O’GORMAN, Executive Director, Amnesty International Ireland


1.15am – 2.15pm: LUNCH


2.15pm – 2.30pm: Migrant Women: Shared Experience – a collaborative film project by Mairead McClean made with the National Museum of Ireland and the participants involved with the Migrant Women Exhibition


2.30pm – 4.15pm: PLENARY SESSION III


“Goal 16: Promoting Just, Peaceful and Inclusive Societies”

Speakers:


MOUNA GHANEM
, Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace and member of the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board to the UN Envoy on Syria
MONICA McWILLIAMS, Professor of Women’s Studies, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster and co-founder of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition Political Party
RAY MURPHY, Director (Acting), Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
Chair/Moderator: MARY ROBINSON


4.15pm: CLOSING COMMENTS


Speaker: MARY ROBINSON