New York

13 October 2021

Secretary-General's video message to the Third Eurasian Women's Forum: "Women: Global Mission in New Reality"

Watch the video: https://s3.amazonaws.com/downloads2.unmultimedia.org/public/video/evergreen/MSG+SG+/SG+1+Oct+21/2662411_MSG+SG+EURASIAN+WOMENS+FORUM+01+OCT+21.mp4

My warmest greetings to everyone attending the third Eurasian Women’s Forum.

Our world has changed immeasurably since the Forum last convened in 2018.

The new reality, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the climate emergency, demands a fundamental transformation.

Women and girls must be at its heart.

Women’s participation and leadership bring more enduring peace agreements, better social protection programmes, and stronger climate policies.

I welcome this Forum’s emphasis on strong global collaboration to support women’s participation, from peacemaking and technology to economics and health.   

I wish you a successful Forum.

Thank you.