Amid Sharp Rise in Gender-Based Violence, Deputy Secretary-General Urges Comprehensive Investment, Support for Campaigns to Protect Women, Girls, at Commonwealth Event

23 Jun

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the “Commonwealth Says No More Violence against Women” side event of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, in Kigali today:

Declaring 24 June International Day, General Assembly Stresses Women’s Participation in Diplomacy Crucial to Achieving Peace, Democracy

20 Jun

To a burst of applause, the General Assembly proclaimed 24 June of each year the International Day of Women in Diplomacy, adopting by consensus a resolution today reaffirming that the participation of women, on equal terms with men, at all levels of decision-making is essential to the achievement of sustainable development, peace and democracy.

Deputy Secretary-General Hails General Assembly Resolution Proclaiming 24 June International Day of Women in Diplomacy, Calls for Gender Parity

20 Jun

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution on the International Day of Women in Diplomacy, in New York today:

Build on Existing Frameworks to Improve Women’s Lives, Deputy Secretary-General Tells High-Level Gender Caucus at Conference on Desertification

9 May

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Gender Caucus high-level event “In pursuit of gender equality for strong land stewardship”, in Abidjan today:

Mounting Reports of Crimes against Women, Children in Ukraine Raising ‘Red Flags’ over Potential Protection Crisis, Executive Director Tells Security Council

11 Apr

Increasing reports of sexual violence and human trafficking in Ukraine — allegedly committed against women and children in the context of massive displacement and ongoing fighting — are raising “all the red flags” about a potential protection crisis, the Executive Director of the United Nations gender agency warned the Security Council today.