A Special Meeting of Women Ministers of Culture was held on 29-30 August 2005 in Reykjavik, Iceland, arranged by the Government of Iceland and the Council of Women World Leaders. The meeting washeld in honour of former President and first Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir who celebrated her 75th birthday in April.
The meeting wasattended by ministers and experts from all over the world. The intention was to create a platform of dialogue between women ministers about the challenges they face, both nationally and internationally.
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Ásmundarsafn 28 August 2005: President of Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace
Mahnaz Afkami, President of Iceland 1980-1996 and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador of Languages Vigdís
Finnbogadóttir, Minister of Education, Science and Culture Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Eritrean Minister of
Labour and Human Welfare Askalu Menkerios & Secretary General of Council of Women World Leaders Laura
Photo: Gunnar Vigfússon