The year 2022 is pivotal for achieving gender equality in the context of climate change, and environmental and disaster risk reduction, which are some of the greatest global challenges of the twenty-first century. Without gender equality today, a sustainable future, and an equal future, remains beyond our reach.
This year's IWD Observance is in recognition and celebration of the women and girls who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation and response, and to honor their leadership and contribution towards a sustainable future.
Special guests include climate icon Dr. Jane Goodall, and two women that Time magazine has named among the 15 women who will save the world, Dr. Katharine Wilkinson and Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim.
- H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
- H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations
- H.E. Ms. Aminath Shauna, Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Republic of Maldives
- H.E. Ms. Amina J. Mohammad, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Ms. Sima Bahous, Executive Director of UN Women
- Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
- Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad
- Ms. Katharine Wilkinson, Author and Environmentalist; Leader of The All We Can Save Project
- Ms. Mahlatse Lesiba Ramoroka, Coordination Analyst at UN Women and more
Musical Performances by: Angelica Hale and Broadway Singers
Ms. Mahlatse Lesiba Ramoroka, UN Women Host
The colour for International Women's Day is GREEN