Paris, France, 2 July 2021 – The Generation Equality Forum Paris concluded today with the announcement of bold gender equality commitments and launch of a global 5-year action journey to accelerate gender equality by 2026. The Forum’s bold, action-oriented agenda will be under-written by nearly USD 40 Billion of confirmed investments as well as ambitious policy and programme commitments from governments, philanthropy, civil society, youth organizations and the private sector.
The Generation Equality Forum kicked off this morning and we are looking forward to welcoming you! More than 40,000 people have already registered.
Paris, 30 June 2021— Heads of State and Government, heads of international organizations, activists from civil society and youth-led organizations, philanthropists and CEOs of private sector companies gathered today for the opening of the Generation Equality Forum held from 30 June to 2 July in Paris. The Forum launched a Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality, driven by six Action Coalitions, and launched a Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action, with the aim to accelerate gender equality in the next five years and to face the growing risks to women’s rights caused by Covid-19. The Forum’s projected USD 40 billion of new investments will represent the largest-ever collective infusion of resources into global gender equality.
The Generation Equality Forum is the most catalytic global gathering for gender equality held in the last quarter century. Convened by UN Women and co-chaired by the Governments of France and Mexico, with the leadership and participation of youth and civil society, the Forum is a once-in-a-generation moment to advance global gender equality.
From 31 May to 6 June, the #ActForEqual Week of Action will showcase young leaders and their activism, demonstrate why the Generation Equality Forum is important for all generations and how the Action Coalitions and the Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action can accelerate concrete change for women and girls.
[1 May 2021] Last March, during the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with youth and civil society, a successful edition of the Generation Equality Film Festival was launched, gathering young filmmakers around the world.