On 11 October, The Working Group on Girls, UN Women, UNFPA, UNICEF and a diversity of girls from around the world led the annual “Girls Speak Out” International Day of the Girl celebration.
On 29 September, diverse actors convened against the backdrop of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly to unveil and celebrate the impressive list of Generation Equality Commitment Makers, who have made over 1,000 commitments to advance gender equality, and to discuss strategies to ensure the robust execution and global accountability of these commitments over the coming five years.
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”.
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.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have honoured former Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, with the 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award
UN Women and the Government of Mexico have launched a comprehensive outcomes report of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico.
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.