Women and gender issues

Women and gender issues

26 April 2018
DSG/SM/1170-WOM/2148

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the second Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation, in Addis Ababa today:

19 April 2018
DSG/SM/1163-WOM/2147

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening remarks at the high-level round-table discussion “Gender Matters: Investing in Women, Children and Adolescents”, in Washington, D.C., today:

16 April 2018
DSG/SM/1159-SC/13300-WOM/2146

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Security Council open debate on sexual violence in conflict, in New York today:

16 April 2018
SC/13299

Member States had “not yet moved from resolutions to lasting solutions”, when it came to addressing the scourge of sexual violence in conflict, the Security Council heard today during an all-day open debate addressing that issue.

23 March 2018
WOM/2145

The Commission on the Status of Women, concluding its sixty‑second session today, approved a set of Agreed Conclusions aimed at accelerating gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls, as well as resolutions on assistance to Palestinian women, the release of women and children hostages and the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and the girl child.

21 March 2018
WOM/2144

The Commission on the Status of Women, continuing its sixty-second session today, took note of several documents related to its synergies with — and contributions to — the broader work of the Economic and Social Council and its High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development.

16 March 2018
WOM/2143

Unless gender equality extended to land rights and ownership, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development would become an impossible vision, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today during a panel discussion, continuing its sixty-second session.

15 March 2018
WOM/2141

Amid rapid technological advances, States must swiftly implement targeted efforts to stamp out new forms of gender‑based cyberviolence, from revenge porn to online bullying, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today as it continued its sixty‑second session.

15 March 2018
DSG/SM/1143-DEV/3320-WOM/2142

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as delivered, at the Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum, in New York today:

14 March 2018
WOM/2139

Women’s leadership in media and digital decision-making would have a profound impact on economies around the world, with major implications for development targets and poverty reduction, said speakers today as the Commission on the Status of Women continued its sixty-second session.

14 March 2018
DSG/SM/1142-DEV/3319-WOM/2140

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Commission on the Status of Women side event organized by Estonia “Ending violence against women — opportunities and challenges of information and communications technology”, in New York today:

13 March 2018
WOM/2136

Eradicating patriarchal laws and forging strong partnerships across all sectors of society were key to removing barriers blocking progress on gender equality, delegates stressed, as the Commission on the Status of Women entered the second day of its sixty-second session with two high-level interactive dialogues.

13 March 2018
DSG/SM/1140-WOM/2137

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the high-level panel on strengthened cooperation between global and regional independent mechanisms dealing with violence and discrimination against women, in New York today:

13 March 2018
DSG/SM/1141-WOM/2138

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Group of 77 high-level interactive dialogue, on the margins of the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women, titled “Innovative practices for the financial inclusion and economic empowerment of women, especially rural women:  lessons from the South”, in New York today:

12 March 2018
WOM/2133

Without timely help from local police officers, Purity Soinato Oiyie, a 22‑year-old Maasai woman from Kenya, would have been genitally circumcised as a child then married off to a 70-year-old man, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today at the opening of its sixty-second session.

12 March 2018
SG/SM/18931-WOM/2134

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks for the opening of the Commission on the Status of Women, in New York today:

12 March 2018

The Secretary-General told the Security Council today that, despite passing resolution 2401 (2018), there had been no cessation of hostilities in Syria.  Violence continued in eastern Ghouta and beyond, and humanitarian aid continued to face blockages, with the humanitarian and human rights situation becoming more desperate by the day.

12 March 2018
DSG/SM/1139-WOM/2135

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Spotlight Initiative event at the Commission on the Status of Women, in New York today:

8 March 2018
SG/SM/18927-OBV/1774-WOM/2131

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for International Women’s Day, aired today:

8 March 2018
SG/SM/18928-OBV/1775-WOM/2132

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the International Women’s Day observance, in New York today: