The recent global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate emergency and conflicts, have shown the positive difference women’s leadership and decision-making can make in executive positions, parliaments, and public administration.
Fueling that notion, the newly established UNGA Platform of Women Leaders held an event recently where they discussed global issues under the theme of Transformative Solutions by Women Leaders to Today’s Interlinked Challenges.
- President Katalin Novák of Hungary
- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh
- Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir of Iceland
- Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa of Samoa
- Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja of Uganda
- Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes of Aruba
- Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs of St. Maarten
- Former Prime Minister Helen Clark of New Zealand
Data from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women, shows that governments with higher women’s representation in parliaments adopted a higher number of gender-sensitive policy measures in response to the pandemic, including policies aimed directly at strengthening women’s economic security.
“It is my strong belief that the world needs more women leaders and more diverse leaders, people with all kinds of backgrounds and life experiences,” said Ms. Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland and the Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL) Chair.
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