Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation: Report of the Secretary-General (2022)
Pursuant to UN General Assembly resolution 75/160 on intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation, in the present report (A/77/312) the UN Secretary-General provides information on the global prevalence of female genital mutilation and its impacts on women and girls, referencing recent data and evidence on what works to eliminate it. He provides an analysis of progress made to date by Member States, the United Nations system, and other relevant stakeholders. He also includes information on efforts to anticipate and address the impacts of global humanitarian crises and ongoing conflicts, including climate change and environmental degradation and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, on the elimination of female genital mutilation. In the report, the Secretary-General draws conclusions and proposes recommendations for future actions.