To mark International Women’s Day 2018 dialogue will be organised in the iconic Peace Palace in The Hague. With this we will highlight the role and contribution of women to international peace and security, and the challenges and opportunities in ensuring a gender sensitive approach to peacekeeping.
Moderated by Ambassador Marriët Schuurman, Head of Dutch MFA Taskforce for the UN Security Council, we are thrilled to announce the speakers in this lively interactive forum:
Ameerah Haq, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Field Support
Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Chief of Defence, Ireland
Major-General Richard G. Oppelaar, Deputy Chief of Defence, Netherlands
Captain Deirdre Carberry, Peacekeeper and former Gender Adviser Irish Defence Forces’ United Nations Training School, Ireland
Commander Ella van den Heuvel, Gender and Security expert, Netherlands
The event will be co-hosted by the Embassy of Ireland, the Dutch MFA, the Carnegie Foundation, Humanity house and Just Peace.