Capitalize on ‘Constructive Impatience’ of Young Women to Create Tangible, Lasting Change, Deputy Secretary-General Urges Action Zone Event

24 Sep

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the Restless Development United Nations General Assembly Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action Zone Event “Past, Present, Futures: Intergenerational Resilience Across Beijing +25”, on 24 September:

Without Action Now, Pandemic Could Set Back Women’s Rights by Decades, Deputy Secretary-General Warns, Calls for Holistic Approach to Equality

15 Sep

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s keynote address, as prepared for delivery, at the side event of the second regular session 2020 of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) — “UN-Women at 10 Years”, in New York today:

Sexual Violence Shreds ‘Very Fabric That Binds Communities Together’, Special Representative Tells Security Council, Stressing Survivor-Centred Approach

17 Jul

Sexual violence is used as a war tactic and a political tool to dehumanize, destabilize and forcibly displace populations across the globe, the United Nations expert on the issue told the Security Council in a 17 July videoconference meeting, pressing countries to adopt a survivor-centred approach that ensures victims will not be forgotten.

Deputy Secretary-General, at Women Leaders’ Round Table, Says Their Insights Are Key for Shaping Fairer Value Chains, Sustainable Investments

1 Jul

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s opening remarks to the round table on “Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Development:  Insights from Women Leaders”, in New York today:

Deputy Secretary-General, Citing Proposals from Women Leaders’ Round Table, Says Trade, Debt Relief in COVID-19 Era Should Prioritize Low‑Emissions, Resilient Economy

1 Jul

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s closing remarks to the round table on “Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Development:  Insights from Women Leaders”, in New York today: