New York, September 2010
Women as a Critical Force in Democratic
In 2010, the Council held a panel discussion in partnership with the Community of Democracies titled "Women as a Critical Force in Democratic Governance" at United Nations headquarters in New York City. The dialogue focused on the essential role women play in the democracy-building process. Panelists included President Michelle Bachelet, Prime Minister Sϋkhbaataryn Batbold, Prime Minister Helen Clark, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President Roza Otunbayeva, Prime Minister Emily de Jongh-Elhage, and the co-hosts of the event, President Tarja Halonen, and President Dalia Grybauskaitė.
Read the remarks by President Dalia Grybauskaitė here