What's on and who's there

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The Independent Online
t The fourth UN World Conference on Women, which began yesterday, will discuss problems facing women in the developing and industrialised worlds

t The Non-Governmental Organisation Forum, which began last week, has over 300 workshops to discuss subjects such as poverty, fundamentalism and women's rights

t The UN women's conference proper will have 40, 000 government delegates. The NGO Forum has 23,500 delegates from pressure and special interest groups

t The two conferences amount to the largest international meeting ever held

t Main points on the conference agenda are: poverty, human rights, reproductive rights, discrimination against the "girl child", religious fundamentalism, inequality and social development

t Who's going? Hillary Clinton, Winnie Mandela, Benazir Bhutto, Jane Fonda, Baroness Chalker of Wallasey