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Progress Denied: The impact of Inequalities on Development
Date: February 21, 2013 from 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm EST
Location: United Nations, Conference Room 2
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact James Canonge by sending email to newyork@ilo.org .

In Commemoration of the
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

Progress Denied: The impact of inequalities on development
21 February 2013 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
United Nations, Conference Room 2
Inequalities are a global challenge that harms everyone. Inequalities are often closely associated with and reinforced by specific forms of discrimination, including in the social, economic, legal and cultural spheres. However, inequalities are much greater than differences and often focus more on fairness and social justice.

This moderated panel will explore the various forms and manifestations of inequalities which are central to the post-2015 discussions. Panelists will provide specific examples of how inequalities result from structural barriers, are incompatible with sustained progress for all and prevent people from enjoying dignity, human rights and interacting as equals in society.

The event will feature:
* Ambassador Talaibek Kydyrov - Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UN
* Manuela Tomei - Director, Conditions of Work and Equality, ILO
* Bryce Covert - The Nation and the Roosevelt Institute
* Rania Antonopolous - Director, Gender Equality and Economy, Levy Institute
* Helen Panagiotopoulos - Communications, Domestic Workers United

If you do not have a UN Grounds Pass please contact:
newyork@ilo.org  212 697-0150

For further information on inequalities and their role in the post-2015 development agenda please review:

Addressing inequalities: The heart of the post-2015 agenda and the future we want for all - (15 pages)
http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/Think%20Pieces/10_inequalities.pdf

Addressing inequalities: Synthesis Report of Global Public Consultations - (130 pages)
http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/299198

Sponsored by the International Labour Organization Office for the United Nations