The Generation Equality Forum

The Generation Equality Forum

The Generation Equality Forum is a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City, Mexico, on 7-8 May 2020 and culminate in Paris, France, on 7-10 July 2020.

Postponement of the Generation Equality Forum

In light of global developments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Generation Equality Forum, due to be held from 7 to 10 July 2020, has been postponed until the first half of 2021.

The Generation Equality Forum is a global gathering for gender equality

Twenty-five years after the historic Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most comprehensive blueprint to achieve women’s empowerment and gender equality, the Forum will take stock of progress and chart an agenda of concrete action to realize gender equality before 2030, as part of the groundbreaking, multigenerational campaign, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”.

The Forum will be a global public conversation for urgent action and accountability for gender equality, celebrate the power of women’s rights activism, feminist solidarity and youth leadership to achieve transformative change. It will be connected in real-time across the world through interactive satellite sessions enabled through technology to maximize participation.

The Forum will reaffirm the value of multilateralism and bring together the leadership and participation of various stakeholders – civil society, governments, business, cities, parliaments, trade unions, media and more, focusing on intergenerational and multi-stakeholder partnerships.

The Forum will result in concrete partnerships and accountability for scaled-up and urgent action on the critical issues to achieve gender equality.

Generation Equality Forum action coalitions, for real progress in Paris

France will host the Generation Equality Forum from 7 to 10 July 2020, where multi-stakeholder action coalitions will be formed. Like during the French G7 Presidency, these coalitions will involve governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve tangible, measurable results within five years on the following six themes:

  1. Gender-based violence
  2. Economic justice and rights
  3. Bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights
  4. Feminist action for climate justice
  5. Technology and innovation for gender equality
  6. Feminist movements and leadership

These themes were identified by UN Women in close collaboration with civil society, Mexico and France.

France will lead an action coalition and work with all these partners in the coming months in order to ensure the success of this historic event for gender equality.

For further information on action coalitions:

UN Women website

Last updated on: 13 May 2020
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