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Millennia 2015, Women Actors of Development for the Global Challenges


Women should not only be considered as the beneficiaries of the realization of the Millennium Development Goals but also as those who can develop as well as implement projects and act for change. Thanks to initiatives such as Millennia2015 women are able to assume this role.

Gülser Corat, Director of the Division of Gender Equality at the Office of the Director-General of the UNESCO
and Representative of the Director-General, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 08.12.2010.



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Millennia2015, An Action Plan for Women's Empowerment

International Conference in the presence of Mrs Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 November 2011, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

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Goals of Millennia 2015

= Millennia2015's role

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= Rationale

= Method

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= 2011 Steering  


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= International

   Working Groups


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Knowledge Database

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= Publications

= Notable Women

= Millennia2015 Links

= Website Statistics 


The Process

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   KP2010 Foresight


= KP2010 37 variables

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Millennia2015 "Women actors of development for the global challenges" is a foresight research process launched by The Destree Institute and its international partners in 2007.

Millennia2015 works with foresight as a method and the information society as context in solidarity.

Millennia2015 acts for gender equality, women's empowerment and their full partici-pation to political, economic and social decisions, in complementarity with men, in order to build fairer and more ethic futures at the horizon 2025.


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   The Foresight process


Millennia2015 - Processus

Millennia2015's process is structured through three international conferences: Liege in 2008, Paris, UNESCO, in 2011 and New York, United Nations, in 2015.

Millennia2015 examines futures issues that will have a strong influence on women's life in the knowledge society in every country, and their responsibilities with regards to their evolution at a global level. The Foresight Exercise is analysing Millennia2015 37 variables to build "An action plan for women's empowerment".


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   Millennia2015 Community 


Millennia2015 Community

Millennia2015 is a worldwide think-and-action tank supported by a steering committee and thematic or regional communities, counting now

more than 1.000 members from all the continents.

Millennia2015 Communities are already active in Goma-RDC, in India, in Bangladesh, in Senegal, in Mauritania. A forum gathers contributors from la Francophonie.

International Working Groups are developing to work on the foresight research, such as Millennia2015 Women and eHealth (WeHealth).


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   Millennia2015 Events



 The Millennium Project



Confirmed partnership between Millennia2015, The Millennium Project and the World Future Society

As every year, The Destree Institute has participated in The Millennium Project Planning Committee (MP-PC) and in the World Future Society (WFS) international conference.


Crans Montana Forum




The Crans Montana Forum has invited Millennia2015

to contribute to the session "The South-South Cooperation and the Role of Women in Public Affairs" during the 5th annual Meeting of First Ladies, in collaboration with UNESCO and ISESCO.





The UNESCO and Millennia2015


The Division for Gender Equality, Office of the Director-General, UNESCO and The Destree Institute and Millennia2015 have organized a press conference at UNESCO Headquarters to launch the international conference Millennia 2015, "An action plan for women's empowerment" at the end of 2011.  


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New Good Practice Guide: Community Mobilisation through Women's Groups to Improve the Health of Mothers and Babies

This Good Practice Guide describes an approach that has the potential to reduce maternal and newborn deaths and successfully address maternal and newborn health problems. It is based on a project working through women's groups in India and Bangladesh, using a participatory learning and action cycle to mobilise community action to improve the health of mothers and babies.



Paroles de femmes : quelle vision de l'avenir pour neuf femmes sénégalaises ?

Dans le cadre d'un séjour au Sénégal, une enquête a pu être réalisée auprès de neuf femmes sénégalaises aux horizons divers. Ces femmes, actrices de leur développement ont accepté de répondre aux questions et de donner leur point de vue concernant leurs situations, leurs problèmes mais surtout les solutions pour les résoudre.



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