Ageism is a global phenomenon, which has serious consequences for individuals and society at large. According to the UN Global Report on Ageism, half of the world's population is ageist against older persons.
The general debate of the seventy-sixth session of the General Assembly will be held from Tuesday, 21 September, to Saturday, 25 September, and on Monday, 27 September 2021, pursuant to resolution 57/301. World leaders will discuss global issues.
The virtual Ministerial-Event aims at assessing the situation on the ground and the main challenges and risks currently faced by Afghan women and girls, to identify how the international community can support immediate and medium-term needs, having in mind the need to safeguard the achievements registered over the last years in the promotion of the rights of women and gender equality, including women's and girls' increased access to education.