Announcer: We are the United Nations, standing together for gender equality

Announcing the launch of a system-wide HeForShe UN platform

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018

We are the United Nations standing together for gender equality. Are you HeForShe

The world is at a turning point. People everywhere understand and support the idea of gender equality. They know it’s not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue. And when these powerful voices are heard, they will change the world. That change begins with us.

We are the United Nations standing together for gender equality. And, in support of a gender equal world, we are excited to announce the launch of a UN system-wide HeForShe dedicated platform, to provide all employees with a concrete way to take action towards the achievement of gender equality in our work and communities. Since its launch in 2014 with the support of UN Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, HeForShe has galvanized millions of activists around the world, and has been subject to more than 1.2 Billion online conversations.

In support of the Secretary General's System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, the UN’s HeForShe platform seeks to build collective momentum across the UN system and raise awareness of gender equality to an all-time high. In particular, HeForShe calls for the active engagement of male employees as allies for gender equality, starting with a simple question: Are you HeForShe? Join the movement at www.HeForShe.org/UN