This luncheon event will consider the positions of the Obama Administration on issues such as:
► Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women;
► Combating trafficking in persons;
► "Gender architecture," the restructuring of the United Nations to allow better focus and attention to gender issues; and
► Need for followup action on Security Council Resolution 1820 (2008), "Women and peace and security," in order to combat sexual violence during armed conflict.
Two panelists from the U.S. State Department will lead the discussion. They are Ambassador Melanne Verveer (above right), Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, and Ambassador Luis C. de Baca (left), Director of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking In Persons.
The event is free to ASIL members; $15 for all others. Registration and details here.