Opening Ceremony

Master of Ceremony: Simone Ovart, Forum Co-chair; Representative to the UN ZONTA Intl.

    • Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women (video message)

    • Ms. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, NGO CSW Geneva President; Forum Chair; General Secretary World YWCA

    • Mr. Michael Møller, Acting Director-General, UN Office Geneva

    • Mr. François Longchamp, President of the State Council for the Canton of Geneva

  • Ms. Monika Linn, Principal Advisor UN ECE

  • Ms. Ursula Funk, Senior Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation

  • Ms. Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF); Elected Representative, Women’s Major Group (WMG)