Generation Equality Forum
After Mexico City at the end of March, the second part of the Generation Equality Forum ended on Friday in Paris. It marks a "sea change in resources for women’s rights", with nearly 40 billion euros in commitments from the various participants, says the UN.
It is a global gathering for gender equality that puts civil society and all stakeholders at its heart. The Forum aimed to set an innovative and ambitious agenda for the future of women in order to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It brought together heads of state and government, international organisations, civil society, youth and private sector representatives.
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Nearly 90 events took place over the three days, with the participation of more than 500 panellists.
Organised by UN Women, this edition was co-chaired by the French and Mexican governments.
Much progress has been made in recent decades but much remains to be done. It is important to underline that the COVID-19 crisis has had a considerable impact on women (clear increase in domestic violence, job losses, more domestic work...). In this respect, the participants of the Forum assured that they "will not be left aside as the world rebuilds itself".
France therefore stands alongside UN Women in its ambition to remobilise the international community and civil society, and to raise awareness of the new challenges that the HIV pandemic is bringing to this fight.