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António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the 25th anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women (Beijing+25)
1 Oct 2020 -  Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the General Assembly's High-level meeting on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing+25).
" (...) Excellencies,
In recent times, we have seen around the world a pushback against gender equality and women’s rights.
Now is the time to push back against the pushback.
I would like to correct a common misconception. The Beijing Conference did not only concern women. It concerned women, men, girls and boys.
Women’s full human rights and freedoms are fundamental to peace and prosperity on a healthy planet. For everyone, everywhere.
I salute the visionary women – and men – who led the way 25 years ago.
Let’s finish what they started.
Thank you" - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations [Excerpt].