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image of article UN Women launches a Call to Action to parliamentarians at WPL Summit 2019

UN Women launches a Call to Action to parliamentarians at WPL Summit 2019

In the lead up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+25) and UN Women’s ground-breaking campaign commemorating the anniversary, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”, UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,  called upon global parliamentarians to build on the experiences and best practices from Member States on how to achieve a gender equal world via legislation and parliamentary work.
The call Call to Action to ensure that parliamentarians can become key drivers of gender equality was officially launched at the Annual Summit of the Women Political Leaders (WPL) at the House of Representatives in Tokyo, Japan, on 27 June 2019.

image of article WPL Summit 2019: No SDGs achieved by 2030 without equality between woman and men

WPL Summit 2019: No SDGs achieved by 2030 without equality between woman and men

Women politicians from 87 countries convened for the annual WPL Summit, co-hosted by the Japanese House of Representatives in Tokyo on 25-27 June in Tokyo.  The focus of the discussions was on how to advance society by taking action through the Sustainable Development Goals. It was consensus, that the SDGs can only be achieved in 2030, if equality between women and men is achieved.

image of article A timely moment for the WPL Summit 2019: Japan's Gender Equality Week

A timely moment for the WPL Summit 2019: Japan's Gender Equality Week

This year, the WPL Summit 2019 takes place at a timely moment: on the eve of the G20 Summit, happening in Osaka, and during Japan’s Gender Equality Week.

 

In June 1999, the Basic Act for Gender-Equal Society was promulgated and enacted: composed of five basic principles, this Act aims to “the formation of a society, where women and men have the right to equally participate to the society and its economy.”

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image of article How can we advance the world through Sustainable Development Goals?  

How can we advance the world through Sustainable Development Goals?  

 

The WPL Summit 2019 addresses four main questions:

 

How can we advance the world through Sustainable Development Goals?  

 

In September 2015, during the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 193 countries unanimously agreed to adopt 17 interconnected ambitious goals and 169 closely linked targets: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These address global challenges: poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.

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