Rabat (UNA-OIC) – The Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) will hold a major international celebration on Thursday, to officially launch its celebration of 2021 as the Year of Women, under the theme “Women for the Future,” under the patronage of King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
The major celebration, which will be held virtually and face-to-face, starting at 12:00 (GMT), under the theme “Women icons: an inspiration for the future”, will bring together high-profile women in various fields from the Islamic world and beyond, including first ladies, princesses, ministers, and leaders of international organizations.
Through their successful experiences and expertise, the participants will highlight the roles of women and the positive impact of inspiration for supporting women and girls in their societies and around the globe at the governmental, institutional, and social levels. The statements will serve as a guide for today’s girls, who are the women of tomorrow to build desired peaceful and productive societies.
The agenda of the celebration features the opening session and the launch of the “light of the future” as a symbol of the start of ICESCO’s 2021 Year of Women, which includes many initiatives and projects for supporting girls and women and promoting their opportunities to contribute to sustainable development in their societies. The agenda also includes artistic shows and videos that ICESCO has prepared for the celebration.
The three sessions of the celebration will explore the themes of Inspiring and empowering government leaders; Women’s contributions to the development of the systems of international organizations; and Inspiring and excelling in societal entrepreneurship.
The celebration will also launch the “light of the future” as a symbol of the importance of involving women in shaping the future. The light is a call for promoting the contribution of women in developing the required scenarios and plans to build the desired future and highlighting the major challenges facing the participants in achieving sustainable development. The celebration will conclude by reading the declaration of the “light of the future”.