Policy Lecture: Gender Equality at the UN

Policy Lecture: Gender Equality at the UN - Angela Me
Monday, Oct. 30th, 4:30pm, Atrium

On October 30th 2017 the Webster Vienna Private University community will have the opportunity to lend an ear to Angela Me, Chief of the Research Branch at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as she gives a lecture on Gender Equality at the United Nations.

In her function at the UNDOC she oversees global, regional and national research in the areas of drugs (drug markets, demand, supply and trafficking of drugs) and crime (particularly violent crime and other conventional crime, transnational organized crime, trafficking in persons, and corruption). She is responsible for publications which are the global reference point of information in the areas of drugs and crime such as the World Drug Report, the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, the Global Study on Homicide and the Afghanistan Opium Survey.

Ms. Me has 22 years of experience in the United Nations having worked for the United Nations Statistics Division, the United Nations Commission for Europe and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. She has authored, contributed and supervised the production of a large number of publications ranging from analytical reports, international statistical standards, discussion papers, and inter-governmental documents in the areas of drugs, crime, population, gender, disability, and migration. She has served in different advisory committees including the Scientific Committee of the European Agency for Fundamental Rights. As an Italian national, Ms. Me holds a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Padua in Italy.

After working at the top level in a male-dominated environment for so many years, Ms. Me can certainly also be considered an insider in respect to gender equality and parity at the United Nations. If you’re interested in attending her lecture, please RSVP to irdepartment@webster.ac.at.