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Promoting and supporting the leadership of young women within the UN
16 Sep 2019 -  UN Women’s multigenerational campaign “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” brings together the next generation of women’s rights activists with the gender equality advocates and visionaries who were instrumental in creating the Beijing Platform for Action more than two decades ago. The activation of the Generation Equality Campaign within the United Nations will initiate a discussion across the UN system on how we can deliver on the Generation Equality Campaign internally, focussing on the empowerment of young women within the organisation.

It will be a moment of galvanization of the advocacy of the United Nations’ young women to accelerate the actions needed to be taken by the organization to truly lead by example for the empowerment of young women. Equally, it will be a discussion on the structural changes needed by the organization to create an enabling environment for young women to fulfil their potential.

The event will facilitate an intergenerational dialogue between young UN personnel, experts, private sector and high-level UN officials. It will focus on reverse mentorship and transfer of leadership initiatives discussing how these can play a critical role in supporting the career advancement of young women and ultimately contribute to closing the gender gap within the UN.