The Generation Equality Forum is organized under the aegis of UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico
After a kick-off in Mexico, the Forum will culminate in Paris from 30 June to 2 July. It is structured around six Action Coalitions – innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships involving governments, international organizations, civil society and youth-led organizations, as well as private sector companies and philanthropic foundations. The Forum will launch a series of concrete, specific and ambitious commitments to accelerate progress towards gender equality in the next five years.
The Forum responds to the fact that the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated gender inequalities, disproportionally impacting millions of women and girls, and reinforcing the urgency to act in order to accelerate progress. As the world begins to rebuild, we must put gender equality at the heart of recovery efforts. Twenty-six years after the landmark World Conference on Women in Beijing, the Generation Equality Forum will be a global turning point to advance women’s rights.