UN Women Rio+20 Leaders’ Summit


Heads of State and Government join Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet to sign a Call to Action: The Future Women Want on 21 June 2012 during the Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo Credit: UN Women/Fabricio Barreto

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.

Archived webcast

The archived webcast of the event is available below. Follow @UN_Women and #WomenRio on Twitter for more information.

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.

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