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Announcement: Generation Equality Forum Postponed

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves, the number of people around the world affected by this disease continues to increase. This global public health crisis has direct implications for the Generation Equality Forum and for gender equality and women’s human rights. We recognize that women are playing a disproportionate role in responding to this disease—as caregivers, frontline healthcare workers, community leaders and mobilisers, often at great risk to their health. We stand in solidarity with them.

Message from UN Women: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Update Regarding the Generation Equality Forum Timeline

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Message from UN Women: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Update Regarding the Generation Equality Forum Timeline

We have all watched with concern the rapid increase in the numbers of people all over the world, affected by the COVID-19 disease.  The WHO has, on March 11th, 2020, characterized the outbreak of this disease as a pandemic and has called for a comprehensive, all-of-society strategy to prevent infections, save lives and minimize impact.
 
In light of the current global COVID-19 situation, the timelines of the convening of the Generation Equality Forum are being reviewed.
 

French President Emmanuel Macron Meets with UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to Discuss Progress on Generation Equality Forum

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French President Emmanuel Macron Meets with UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to Discuss Progress on Generation Equality Forum

On the occasion of Equality Week in France, Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, met in Paris with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, on Monday, 2 March 2020.

The meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the progress made in the preparation of the Generation Equality Forum, a global multi-stakeholder gathering for gender equality . Convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, in partnership with civil society, the Forum will be kicked-off on 7-8 May 2020 in Mexico City and it will culminate in Paris from 7 to 10 July 2020.