2000 Global Summit of Women
Johannesburg, South Africa

Over 550 Participants from over 50 Economies Join Together to Support Women’s Interests at the 2000 Summit

Global Summit of Women 2000
Johannesburg, South Africa
October 5-7, 2000

“EXPANDING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC LITERACY”


“The battle to put women in the forefront
must be fought by everybody
who wants lasting peace and stability.”

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– Nelson Mandela, in address
delivered at Global Summit of
Women 2000, South Africa


At the Summit 2000 Opening Ceremony

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Left to right:
Summit President, Irene Natividad; South African Minister of Minerals and Energy, Phumzile Mlambo Ngckua; South African Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Lindiwe Hendricks; Uganda’s Vice President, Specuse Wandira Kazibwe; Philippines Vice President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo; South Africa First Lady Graca Machel; South African President Nelson Mandela.


Images from the Summit…

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2000 Photo Gallery


Key note presentations made by…

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Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, Vice President of Uganda

Click here to read Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe’s Speech

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Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Vice President, Republic of the Philippines

Click here to read Glorai Macapagal-Arroyo’s Speech

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Graca Machel, Former First Lady, South Africa

Click here to read Graca Machel’s Speech


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Pretoria Choir at the Opening Ceremony.


 2000 Honorary Co-Chairs

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Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, Vice President of Uganda

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Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Vice President, Republic of the Philippines


2000 Co-Chairs

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
South Africa Minister of Minerals & Energy

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Lindiwe Benedicta Hendricks
South Africa Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry

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Fawzia Hashim
Eritrean Minister of Justice