Generation Equality celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action engaging the new generation in the fight for gender equality. Since its inception, UN Women's efforts have been focused on placing young people at the center of Generation Equality to make sure that they are in the driving seat of all galvanizing moments and processes.
More than 25 business and private sector leaders gathered last week for a virtual roundtable hosted by UN Women and the Governments of France and Mexico to:
As part of the Generation Equality Forum, and in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security, a virtual high-level event held on 27 October, announced Board and Catalytic Members of the new Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action.
Today, UN Women’s Generation Equality Youth Task Force, which represents youth around the world, announced the addition of 11 new youth leaders to strengthen its membership.
[New York] — With alarming rise of domestic violence reports during the pandemic lockdowns from millions of women worldwide, UN Women convened today a high-level meeting with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Member States, UN agencies, activists, the private sector and philanthropies. The spotlight was on the urgent need for targeted investments, commitments and innovative new ways of tackling the exponential increase in gender-based violence around the world since the onset of COVID-19.
The year 2020 is a confluence of anniversaries including the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Conference and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), the five-year review of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325, the 75th anniversary of the UN and the 10th anniversary of the creation of UN Women.