United Nations Secretary-General's Campaign UNiTE to End Violence Against Women
UN official commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women is pleased to invite you to the United Nations Official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Event type: Special days or anniversaries
Start date: 25 November 2020 | Start time: 10:00 UTC-05:00 End date: 25 November 2020 | End time: 11:30 UTC-05:00
Location: Online, Zoom
The Official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be a virtual multi-stakeholder event with the participation of high-level representatives of Member States, United Nations agencies, Goodwill Ambassadors, and civil society organizations. In the current context of COVID-19 and in line with the SG Political Engagement Strategy on Gender-Based Violence, the event will:
Highlight achievements and initiate additional commitments by Member States on the issue of ending violence against women;
Honour women’s organizations as first responders and acknowledge their leadership in ending violence; and
Activate UN-wide mobilization under the umbrella of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign and promote zero tolerance across all spheres of society everywhere.
Due to COVID-19, the event will include a pre-recorded component and live broadcast. UN Secretary-General António Guterres will participate live alongside UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem. Heads of State and Heads of UN entities will share their remarks via video.
A compelling video will tell the stories of women on the front lines of the fight against gender-based violence.
UN Women Goodwill Ambassadors Ms. Nicole Kidman and Ms. Cindy Bishop; SDG Advocate, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador and Nobel Peace Prize, Ms. Nadia Murad; and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Founder of Rise, Ms. Amanda Nguyen will participate via video.