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The Road Ahead: Making Gender Parity a Reality - CSW63 Side Event
18 Mar 2019 -  2018 was a year of historic gains for women’s representation in UN leadership, with both the Senior Management Group and Resident Coordinators reaching gender parity for the first time. We must continue this momentum if we are to finally fulfill our commitments to reaching gender parity initially made almost 25 year ago in the Beijing Platform for Action. How do we make gender parity a reality for all? What role can civil society and Member States play in supporting the UN to achieve this long-standing goal? How do we address backlash to parity efforts and engage men in our joint efforts?
This side event will bring together senior UN officials, civil society and Member States to discuss efforts and measures to reach the gender parity within the UN System.