Generation Equality accountability report 2022

In the UN Decade for Action on Gender Equality, people around the world have pledged to move from rhetoric to action and to work together to drive lasting change, starting now. Through the 2021 Generation Equality Forum in Mexico and France, world leaders and partners committed to eliminating gender inequalities and to financing and implementing […]

Education transformation needed for ‘inclusive, just and peaceful world’ – UN chief

Education has been Secretary-General António Guterres’ “guide and touchstone,” he said on Monday, the final day of the Transforming Education Summit, warning that it is in “a deep crisis”. “I regard myself as a lifelong student…Without education, where would I be? Where would any of us be?”, he asked those gathered in the iconic Generally […]

Closing gender pay gaps is more important than ever

On average, women globally are paid about 20 per cent less than men, the International Labour (ILO) Organization said on Sunday 18 th september 2022, International Equal Pay Day. While individual characteristics such as education, working time, occupational segregation, skills, or experience explain part of the gender pay gap, ILO says that a large part […]

Transforming Education Summit: Halt the crisis, or risk failing an entire generation

Just a few hours before the start of the crucial Transforming Education Summit, UN Children’s Fund UNICEF on Friday 16th September, warned that globally, only a third of 10-year-olds are estimated to be able to read and understand a simple written story. This shocking statistic represents a 50 per cent decrease from pre-pandemic estimates. “Under resourced schools, underpaid […]