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Time for a Woman: United Nations it’s been 70 years, elect a female Secretary-General

In the 70 years since the United Nations (UN) was founded, there has never been a woman Secretary-General despite there being numerous qualified candidates from all regions of the world (see examples). Traditionally, the Secretary-General post rotates so that each geographical region gets its “turn.” However, women have never had a “turn.” And, throughout the ranks of the UN, women are also underrepresented. For the past decade, according to UN Women, only 24.6% of the highest positions at the organization have been filled by women.

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Time for a Woman: United Nations it’s been 70 years, elect a female Secretary-General

In the 70 years since the United Nations (UN) was founded, there has never been a woman Secretary-General despite there being numerous qualified candidates from all regions of the world (see examples). Traditionally, the Secretary-General post rotates so that each geographical region gets its “turn.” However, women have never had a “turn.” And, throughout the ranks of the UN, women are also underrepresented. For the past decade, according to UN Women, only 24.6% of the highest positions at the organization have been filled by women.

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Time for a Woman: United Nations it’s been 70 years, elect a female Secretary-General

In the 70 years since the United Nations (UN) was founded, there has never been a woman Secretary-General despite there being numerous qualified candidates from all regions of the world (see examples). Traditionally, the Secretary-General post rotates so that each geographical region gets its “turn.” However, women have never had a “turn.” And, throughout the ranks of the UN, women are also underrepresented. For the past decade, according to UN Women, only 24.6% of the highest positions at the organization have been filled by women.

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CSW 59 – Beijing Betrayed

Two decades after the Fourth World Conference on Women, women and girls around the world deserve better than this year’s CSW outcomes.

Source: AWID

CSW 59 – Beijing Betrayed

Two decades after the Fourth World Conference on Women, women and girls around the world deserve better than this year’s CSW outcomes.

Source: AWID

CSW 59 – Beijing Betrayed

Two decades after the Fourth World Conference on Women, women and girls around the world deserve better than this year’s CSW outcomes.

Source: AWID

Compilation of inputs from women’s rights advocates on the occasion of the CSW59

In the lead up to CSW59 AWID called on feminists and women’s rights advocates to share three key messages about women’s rights with UN and government leaders.

Compilation of inputs from women’s rights advocates on the occasion of the CSW59

In the lead up to CSW59 AWID called on feminists and women’s rights advocates to share three key messages about women’s rights with UN and government leaders.

Compilation of inputs from women’s rights advocates on the occasion of the CSW59

In the lead up to CSW59 AWID called on feminists and women’s rights advocates to share three key messages about women’s rights with UN and government leaders.

AWID's Speech at the Opening Session of the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

"I would like to focus my speech on five key messages, which have been shaped by hundreds of women from around the world."

Source: AWID