The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March, focuses on “Women in the
Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. On this particular day, UN Women and the UN family call
upon all actors to Step It Up for Gender Equality towards a Planet 50-50 by 2030. As part of the
International Women's Day, a call for nominations was launched in February 2017 to recognize
Geneva-based individuals’ commitment and contribution to the advancement and support of gender
achievements was launched on 8 March 2017, at the International Environment House I.