At a high-level event during the 74th UN General Assembly, UN Women and the Council of Women World Leaders came together to lend their voices and power to the Generation Equality campaign.
UN Women’s campaign aims to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women’s rights and empowerment everywhere.
“Next year, we are unleashing to the world a generation of activists that will bring us forward,” said UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. “We will bring the past; we will merge the present; and they will run with the future”.
From now, until the culmination of the Generation Equality Forum in July 2020, UN Women will introduce the 282 Champions for Generation Equality. The Champions are women leaders from across different sectors who represent the change needed in leadership.
“When we talk about representation in leadership, it’s very important to remember that imparity in leadership is a testament to our failures to ensure equal opportunities to women and men and people of all genders,” said Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir. “Similarly, if our democratic institutions are not reflective of the nature of our societies, we are failing to ensure equal opportunities at large.”
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