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Generation Equality

2020 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). 2020 was intended to be ground-breaking for the accelerated realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. Joining the “Generation Equality” movement to realize women’s rights for an equal future, in particular in light of the current pandemic, the Vienna-based Commissions – the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice – organize together with UNODC an MS Teams Event. The event aims to raise awareness for the commitments made 1995 in Beijing, in particular in relation to the work of the Commissions in Vienna and UNODC, highlighting the joint contributions, and discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women and girls and further deepening pre-existing inequalities.

Speakers

Welcoming remarks by

H.E. Mr. Mansoor Ahmad KHAN, Chair of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, and by

H.E. Mr. J. Antonio MARCONDES, Chair of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Introductory remarks by Ms. Ghada WALY, Executive Director of UNODC

Opening address by H.E. Ms. Nathalie MUYLLE, Minister of Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs, Belgium

Intergovernmental perspectives by H.E. Mr. Mher MARGARYAN, Chair Commission on the Status of Women and by

H.E. Ms. Elisabeth TICHY-FISSLBERGER, President of the Human Rights Council

The role of UN-WOMEN by Ms. Åsa REGNÉR, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

Voices of Vienna-based International Gender Champions by

H.E. Ms. Alicia Guadalupe BUENROSTRO MASSIEU, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations (Vienna) and by

H.E. Ms. Khojesta Fana EBRAHIMKHEL, Permanent Representative Afghanistan to the Untied Nations (Vienna)

Contributions from Civil Society by

Ms. Penny HILL, on behalf of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, and by

Ms. Anna ALVAZZI DEL FRATE, on behalf of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Interventions by

Additional statements by Civil Society

Closing remarks by

H.E. Mr. Mansoor Ahmad KHAN, Chair of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, and by

H.E. Mr. J. Antonio MARCONDES, Chair of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Photo: UN Women/Kennedy Okoth