The Power of Education

A blog by Rina Dupriet, SI UN Representative, following her attendance at the UNESCO panel discussion which introduced the 'UNESCO Strategy for Gender Equality in and Through Education 2019-2025'. "Education lies at the heart of 2030 Agenda. The UNESCO Assistant Director for Education said : “It is only through Education

How can we achieve the global education goal SDG 4?

A blog by  SI UN Representative, Paris, Evelyne Para. "I attended an event during the 40th UNESCO General Conference in November in Paris which focused on 'tools to help countries monitor and achieve the global education goal' (Sustainable Development Goal 4).  At this event, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)


Blog by Pat Black, SI Statements Advisor following her attendance at the 'Smart Investment: financing for gender equality' side event at the Beijing +25 Regional Review Forum in Geneva, 28-29 October. "Investing in half the world’s population to see progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals is a

The Journey to Age Equality

A blog by SI UN Representative, Marion Prechtl following her attendance at the Symposium ''The Journey to Age Equality'', on the occasion of the UN International day of Older Persons held in the House of the European Union, Vienna. "The opening speech by Monika Vana (Member of the European Parliament)

Rural Women Entrepreneurs as Agents of Change

SI UN Representative, Kristin Reynisdottir, and SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius, report from the ‘Rural Women Entrepreneurs as Agents of Change’ side event held on 30 October at the Beijing +25 Regional Meeting in Geneva. “Rural women entrepreneurship schemes help to harness women’s potential, increase women’s income, and improve the

Gender Equality: areas of progress vs. key obstacles

A blog by SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius, following her first visit to the United Nations Office of Geneva for the Beijing +25 Regional Review Forum, 28-29 October. "Walking into the assembly hall for the first time was a real rush of excitement, never before had I been surrounded by

Beijing+25 – Ending Violence against Women and Girls

The Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting provided a forum for The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) member States, to review progress and identify challenges in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. Held on 29-30 October 2019 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, the event was jointly organised

Building a Girl Force – UNESCO 2019

A blog by Marie-Christine Gries, Celebrating International Girl Child’s Day: building a "Girl Force"    Gender equality is one of the major priorities of UNESCO, which has been given the task of leading and coordinating the 2030 Education Agenda for the UN. UNESCO launched in 2019, From access to empowerment:


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