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UN Women Executive Director in virtual conversation with Melinda Gates

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UN Women’s incoming Executive Director celebrates the impact of the Generation Equality Forum and affirms its potential to drive transformative progress on the SDGs

On 21 September, in a conversation with co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda French Gates, UN Women’s incoming Executive Director, Dr. Sima Sami Bahous, affirmed the impact, diversity and reach of the Generation Equality Forum, saying it offered “a tremendous opportunity for the whole world to help women rise, and to rise with women as well”.

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New Mural Elevating Global Aspirations for Gender Equality is Unveiled in New York

1 October 2021, New York – A global collaboration of artists and partners today unveiled the third in a sequence of murals to celebrate global action for gender equality, marking the efforts of the 2021 Generation Equality Forum, which has galvanized over USD 40 billion in commitments to advance women’s and girls’ rights. The mural, located at 200 East 44th street in New York, aims to inspire every generation to accelerate action and progress towards gender equality. The unveiling of the mural will be a closing highlight of the 2021 UN General Assembly (UNGA), acting as a symbol of United Nations leaders’ commitment to gender equality. It has been produced as a partnership of UN Women, Street Art for Mankind (SAM), the City of New York and the Governments of France and Mexico, with support from BNP Paribas.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Honours Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Former Executive Director of UN Women, With 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have honoured former Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, with the 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award

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Launch of Report on the Mexico Forum

UN Women and the Government of Mexico have launched a comprehensive outcomes report of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico.

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Generation Equality Forum concludes in Paris with Announcement of Revolutionary Commitments and Global Acceleration Plan to Advance Gender Equality by 2026

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.

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Heads of State, leaders and activists take bold action to accelerate gender equality and address the consequences of Covid-19 for women and girls

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.

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The Generation Equality Forum Kicks-Off in Paris: How to Join Us on the Platform

The Generation Equality Forum kicked off this morning and we are looking forward to welcoming you! More than 40,000 people have already registered.