From human-caused greenhouse gas emissions to the overexploitation of the earth’s natural resources, unsustainable production and consumption patterns pose a risk to all of humanity.
We want to see #climateaction now: unwo.men/k4Fz50GfE0t#UNGA
Only with equality for all women can we achieve our #GlobalGoals.
We must dismantle the power structures that allow discrimination, violence and economic hardship to keep one half of humanity down.
We must insist on gender equality, everywhere, now.
Increased demands for clean energy and low-carbon solutions are driving an unprecedented transformation of the energy sector.
But women are being left out.
More facts on gender equality & the #GlobalGoals in our 2021 Gender Snapshot report.
As economies recover from the #COVID19 pandemic, gendered impacts on labour markets are unquestionable.
Women have suffered steeper job losses than men, along with increased unpaid care burdens at home.
More on the #GlobalGoals in our Gender Snapshot: unwo.men/S7CV50GfsLP
Agda Rössel, from @SwedenUN, was the 1st female Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
That was during the 13th session of the #UNGA in 1958.
Discover how far we've come & how much more remains to be done for gender equality at the @UN & beyond: unwo.men/H9ZC50GgfHA
The #COVID19 pandemic threatens to undo and roll back decades of progress towards gender equality.
#GenerationEquality is already leading the way, now we need world leaders to step it up to realize women’s rights! #UNGA
The pandemic amplified the world’s most enduring injustice: the power imbalance between men and women.
We can and we must bridge the gender divide - our greatest opportunity for transformative change. #UNGA
Equal rights and opportunities for all people, of all genders.
It’s not a new vision, but still a bold one, as no country has achieved it.
At the #UNGA and every day, here are 7 ways to change the world: unwo.men/f46j50GfqQC
Only 26 of the 193 UN member countries are led by women.
Women's empowerment is key for achieving the #GlobalGoals and creating a better future for all!
@UN_Women is working to create a more inclusive world. unwomen.org/en
"Sustainable peace is possible only if women & girls participate actively in its consolidation."
At #UNGA 76, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mexico @m_ebrard shared that the #GenerationEquality Forum was a great moment to accelerate progress for gender equality. @MexOnu@SRE_mx
Throwback to the 1st #UNGA in 1946 when Eleanor Roosevelt called a meeting of women delegates & famously read an “open letter to the women of the world”, urging for their increased involvement in national & international affairs.
Find out more: unwo.men/jrWd50GfoHF
Despite the critical importance of water, women are severely underrepresented in its management.
Without safe drinking water, adequate sanitation & menstrual hygiene facilities, women and girls find it harder to lead safe, productive & healthy lives.
As the President of Liberia, @MaEllenSirleaf was the first African woman to address the #UNGA.
President Sirleaf served as president from 2006–2018.
She was the first African woman to be democratically elected as the Head of State.
Discover more: unwo.men/auPP50GfpfQ
In 1953, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit from India became the first woman to be elected President of the General Assembly (@UN_PGA).
To this date, only 4 women have held the position.
As the 76th #UNGA takes place, find out more facts: unwo.men/buem50Gfp7E@IndiaUNNewYork
Did you know?
Norway’s Frieda Dalen was the first woman to ever address the General Assembly.
As the 76th #UNGA session continues, we take a look at the history of gender equality and the General Assembly: unwo.men/qO5150Gfoxj@NorwayUN
There are just 9 years left to achieve the #GlobalGoals by 2030, and gender equality cuts across all 17 of them.
With #COVID19 slowing progress on women's rights, the time to act has never been more apparent!
Learn more: unwo.men/pcYi50GdsIU#UNGA
At a high-level #UNGA side event, Acting @unwomenchief Pramila Patten joined the Global Campaign for Equality in Family Law to discuss how equality in family law is crucial to build back better. #FreeOurFamilyLaws
THE PEOPLE'S SUMMIT HAS ARRIVED!
Thu 23 Sep - 9am EDT
#UNFSS2021 is bringing together farmers and fishers, youth, Indigenous Peoples, world leaders, gov + many more to set the stage for 🌍#FoodSystemss transformation.
It's not too late to register �bit.ly/unfss-regwD3
In her address to the 76th session of the #UNGA , Prime Minister of Norway, @erna_solberg stressed that "we must take the crises we are now facing as our call to action" and called for implementing the women, peace and security agenda. @NorwayUN
“Even before the pandemic hit, globally, women were doing three times as much unpaid care work as men."
Our Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway will join the #SDGActionZone2021 to discuss the importance of gender equality. #UNGA
📅 23 Sept - 8 AM EST
1.5 years into the #COVID19 pandemic, schools remain partially or fully closed in 42% of countries & territories.
Closures mean lost opportunities for girls & an increased risk of violence, exploitation & early marriage.
Learn more: unwo.men/v6KN50GdsFl#GlobalGoals
✅ Decent work
✅ Social protection
✅ Food security
Prioritizing women's access to these in post-#COVID19 recovery efforts will ensure a better future for all.
Learn more in our report, A #FeministPlan for Sustainability and Social Justice: unwo.men/OeLi50GeRZy
#ClimateChange is affecting women the most. We must take rapid & radical action to green our economies & promote gender equality in energy & agriculture.
Our new report outlines a set of policies to help us achieve a more equal and just world. unwo.men/xByM50GeS13
The global gender gap in food security has risen dramatically during the #COVID19 pandemic, with more women and girls going hungry.
Our 2021 Gender Snapshot report brings the latest evidence on gender equality across all 17 #GlobalGoals.
Check it out �unwo.men/980j50GdsvEn9
Our Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway will join the #SDGActionZone2021 to discuss the importance of gender equality as the world tunes into the #UNGA.
📅 23 Sept
⏰ 8 AM EST
Some facts for the #UNGA:
🙄In 2021, only 24 countries among the 193 UN Member States are led by women
🙄Only 4 women were elected as the President of the General Assembly in its 76 years
🙄T@UN@UN has never had a woman Secretary-General
The #GenerationEquality Forum was a critical moment to embed gender equality as a vital component of the Building Back Better agenda.
Learn more about 'Achieving gender equality - Women Powering the Economic Recovery' at the @UN SDG Moment meeting: unwo.men/PQQc50Ge55X
Afghan women & girls’ rights must be upheld.
🔹have equal access to essential services, incl. education
🔹be able to work, participate in public life & decision-making
🔹be free to move about
🔹live free of violenc@mbacheletelet te#UNGAUNGAow.ly/E1ZB50GdWCUyfRRjx
Disruptions in essential health services, such as maternal health and contraception, due to #COVID19 are taking a tragic toll on women and girls.
Learn more about how the pandemic is affecting the achievement of gender equality across the #GlobalGoals: unwo.men/EPGG50Gdsuy
We know that economies flourish when women are engaged.
Learn more about 'Achieving gender equality - Women Powering the Economic Recovery' at the @UN SDG Moment meeting: unwo.men/1WE750Ge54A#GenerationEquality
"We must also take pause to reflect upon the long-term ramifications of #COVID19.
It has led to an increase in extreme poverty and inequality, and resulted in a deterioration of gender equality."
- @niinisto, President of Finland @FinlandUN#UNGA