Women Rise for All 2023

Women Rise for All

“Facing unprecedented and intersecting crisis, rising inequality, brutal climate impacts, and seemingly endless conflict, we need a new paradigm of leadership to respond:  Leadership that embodies the values of the UN and the ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General
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UN Partnerships/Pier Paolo Cito

 “Women Rise for All” is an initiative of the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, which highlights the transformational leadership of women in a time of multiple crises, while advancing progress towards the SDGs. 

The initiative has since evolved into a gateway, connecting leaders to different networks around the world, and within the United Nations, around the world’s most pressing issues. 

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has committed to a new vision for inclusive multilateralism, with women and girls at the centre. This commitment recognizes equality as a human rights imperative and a critical accelerator for achieving the SDGs by 2030.

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In September 2023, during the Women Rise for All convening at the margins of the SDG Summit, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and H.E. Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany launched the WE THE WOMEN campaign, as an initiative of Women Rise for All, to engage women around the world in shaping global solutions into the future.

From a global survey and series of intergenerational dialogues to a film and multi-media exhibition, the campaign is reaching out to women through various channels. The campaign invites women to share their thoughts, ideas, and aspirations—about the world they want. The campaign will culminate and at the Summit of the Future hosted by the United Nations in September 2024.

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Following the SDG Summit, UN Partnerships convened the “Women Rise for All  at #COP28” event, which featured a discussion with influential women leaders, acknowledging their transformational leadership in climate action, including keeping 1.5C target of the Paris Agreement alive and protecting livelihoods. This 45-minute discussion highlighted how women leaders are scaling up solutions for people and planet. 

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Women climate leaders gather in Dubai on 4 December for the COP28 Dialogues. Photo: UN Partnerships/Solmy Lee

For more information on Women Rise for All and We the Women Campaign, please reach out to ghita.elkhyari@un.org