First Meeting of the UNGA Platform of Women Leaders
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The high-level week of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly will feature the first meeting of the UNGA Platform of Women Leaders under the theme "Transformative Solutions by Women Leaders to Today's Interlinked Challenges".
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The UNGA Platform of Women Leaders is a special initiative of the President of the General Assembly and the Executive Director of UN Women to invites all current women Heads of State and Government to discuss priority issues on the international agenda during the High-Level week of the UN General Assembly each September.

Female Heads of State and Government will be invited to share experiences executing decisive and inclusive leadership and policies, with recommendations for building solutions to interrelated and complex crises that respond to society's needs.

As the world faces complex and interlinking challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic, humanitarian crises of unprecedented nature, a tipping point in climate change, as well as growing concerns about threats to our global economy, it is more crucial than ever to ensure women and men are equally represented in policy and decision-making.

The event is hosted by the Office of the President of the General Assembly for the 77th sessions and UN Women.

Confirmed participants to date include:

  • Several female Heads of State and Government attending UNGA High Level week
  • Mr. Csaba Kőrösi, President of the 77th session of the General Assembly
  • Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th session of the General Assembly
  • Ms. Sima Bahous, Executive Director of UN Women

Background:

The UNGA Platform of Women Leaders is a special initiative of PGA and UN-Women that invites all current women Heads of State and Government to discuss priority issues on the international community's agenda and identify solutions to today's complex and interlinked challenges.

The UNGA Global Platform of Women Leaders stems from a meeting on 21 September 2021, between women Heads of State and Government and Mr. Abdulla Shahid, the President of the 76th session of the General Assembly.  The aim of that meeting was to place gender equality at the forefront of the multilateral arena.