Media Advisory: Generation Equality Forum, Mexico City

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021

The Generation Equality Forum is a major global convening to advance gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired jointly by the Governments of Mexico and France, with the leadership and participation of youth and civil society.

You are invited to key sessions of the inaugural virtual event, the Generation Equality Forum, Mexico City, from 29 to 31 March 2021.

The goal of the Generation Equality Forum Mexico City is to generate urgent action and accountability on gender equality, spotlighting the power of women's rights activism, feminist solidarity and the leadership of the youth to achieve transformative change. The event takes place a quarter century after the historic Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most comprehensive framework for achieving women's empowerment and gender equality. The Forum in Mexico City will review progress since then and shape a programme of concrete measures to advance gender equality between now and 2030. The Forum will culminate in Paris (France) from 30 June – 2 July 2021.

This global event represents a key moment for gender equality, and we would be honoured by your participation.

Links and details to access key sessions are below:

  • Opening of the Forum, Monday 29 March, 7 – 7.45 a.m. CST/ 9 -9.45 a.m. EDT*
    Hybrid event in Mexico City and on virtual platform
    Includes remarks by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Mexico’s President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, as well as youth activist Elvira Pablo and civil society leader Sharon Bhagwan Rolls.
    You can join the event here or watch live on UN Web TV.

    *Note that the opening plenary takes places within the format of the daily press conference of the President of Mexico. It will comprise the first 45 minutes of a 2-hour press conference. Press conference questions are at the discretion of the President of Mexico and are usually taken from media attending in person at the press conference at the end of its duration.

  • Women and Transformational Leadership for Generation Equality plenary, Monday 29 March, 8.30 – 10 a.m. CST/ 10.30 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT
    Virtual event
    Featuring an opening address by Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General. You can join the event here.
  • Closing session and call to action, Wednesday 31 March, 11.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. CST/ 1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. EDT
    Virtual event
    Closing session featuring key announcements and call to action towards the Paris Forum. You can join the closing session event here, and see the closing remarks here

For more information: https://forogeneracionigualdad.mx

To see the programme: https://forogeneracionigualdad.mx/programa/

For more information, or to access a full registration to the 3-day event please contact:
Miguel Trancozo, Communications Specialist, Generation Equality Forum in Mexico; m.trancozotrevino[at]unwomen.org
Clare Winterton, Senior Communications Advisor, UN Women, clare.winterton[at]unwomen.org.

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