Event: Promoting and supporting the leadership of young women within the United Nations
UN Women calls on all UN young professionals to join us at the activation of the Generation Equality Campaign within the United Nations on 16 September 2019. It’s a space and chance for young women to galvanize the United Nations in accelerating actions that are needed to be taken by the organization for the empowerment of young women.
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Event type: Lectures, seminars, panel discussions
16 September 2019
End date: 16 September 2019 | End time: 14:30 UTC-04:00
Location: Conference Room 2, United Nations Conference Building, New York, NY, 10017, USA
Generation Equality is a campaign for swift systemic change, with political will and bold, decisive actions taken on the laws, policies, and outdated mindsets that must no longer curtail women’s voice, choice, and safety. The activation of this campaign with the UN family will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 16 September 2019 from 13:15 to 14:30 EDT.
The activation of the Generation Equality Campaign within the United Nations will initiate a discussion across the UN system on how UN Women can deliver on the Generation Equality Campaign internally, focussing on the empowerment of young women within the organization. The event itself will facilitate an intergenerational dialogue between young UN personnel, experts, private sector, and high-level UN officials. It will focus on reverse mentorship and transfer of leadership initiatives, discussing how these can play a critical role in supporting the career advancement of young women, and ultimately contribute to closing the gender gap within the United Nations.
To all UN young professionals, engage in this conversation. Let your voice be heard! Don’t be left behind.
Sponsored by: UN Women Headquarters, UNDP, UNFPA, DESA, Office of the Secretary-General’s Youth Envoy
- Contact person: UN Women Youth Engagement youth.engage[at]unwomen.org