On 21 June the Women Leaders’ High Level Summit gathered women Heads of State and Governments who pledged their support and urged governments, civil society and the private sector to prioritize gender equality and women’s empowerment in the sustainable development agenda.
Calling on global leaders to accelerate actions and policies for a sustainable future, the high-level event also spotlighted the recommendations from the Women’s Leaders Forum.
The summit was sponsored by: Government of Brazil; Government of Australia; Government of Switzerland; Government of the Republic of Korea; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark; Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rockefeller Foundation; Ford Foundation; DANIDA International Development Corporation; Itaipu Binacional; Petrobras.
- Photo gallery: UN Women events at Rio+20
- Press Release: Press Release: Women leaders in Rio call for action to prioritize Gender equality for a sustainable future
- For more information on UN Women’s work on sustainable development and its events at Rio+20: http://j.mp/unwomenrio.