Statements



2021

High Commissioner: The Crisis of the human rights of women and girls, including in the COVID-19 context, and the issues of migration, social and racial justice, at the Video Forum Generation Equality in Mexico, 29 March 2021 (Only in Spanish)

High Commissioner: Creating an enabling environment for women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, at the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 16 March 2021

High Commissioner: Statement by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, commemorating International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021 (العربية | 中文 | English | FrançaisРусский  | Español )

High Commissioner: Back in Geneva: New Frontiers for Human Rights: Pandemic Preparedness and Response Climate Change, Women and Human Rights, 24 February 2021


2020

High Commissioner: Insights of the World Bank Inspection Panel:Responding to Project Gender-Based Violence Complaints Through an Independent Accountability Mechanism, 9 December 2020

High Commissioner: Fifth High-level UfM Women for Mediterranean Conference "Accelerating gender equality in the context of COVID-19 pandemic”, 16-20 November 2020

High Commissioner: The Digital Development Dialogue (3D) seminar Göttingen University, 29 October 2020

High Commissioner: Rape is a monstrous crime, perpetrators must be held accountable – but death penalty and torture are not the answers, 15 October 2020 (العربية | 中文 | English | Français | РусскийEspañol)

Human Rights Council Annual Discussion on Gender Integration: Gender and diversity: strengthening the intersectional perspective in the work of the Human Rights Council, Opening statement, 28 September 2020

High Commissioner: LGBTI Core Group Side Event: Building Back Better – how to create a virtuous circle for inclusion of all LGBTI persons, at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, 23 September 2020

Human Rights Council Annual Full Day of Discussion on Women’s Rights: Panel 2: COVID-19 and women’s rights, Opening statement, 14 July 2020

Human Rights Council Annual Full Day of Discussion on Women’s Rights: Panel 1: Accountability for women and girls in humanitarian settings, Opening statement, 13 July 2020

High Commissioner: Global Pride 2020, 27 June 2020

High Commissioner: Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls, 12 June 2020 (Spanish only)

Assistant Secretary-General: Virtual Launch Event for the Handbook for UN Field Missions on Preventing and Responding to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, 5 June 2020  (English | Español)

High Commissioner: Survivors of sexual violence in South Sudan struggle to access health care, 19 May 2020 (English | Español)

High Commissioner: Inter-American Dialogue Webinar on the impact of COVID on human rights, especially women’s rights, in Latin America, 29 April 2020 (中文 | English | Español)

High Commissioner: Statement at the Human Rights Council for International Women’s Day, 6 March 2020

High Commissioner: High-Level Panel discussion commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Accelerating the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 25 February 2020

High Commissioner: Good Human Rights Stories Initiative on Women’s empowerments and gender equality, 24 February 2020

High Commissioner: “Let Girls be Girls”: Joining efforts to eliminate harmful practices, 14 January 2020


2019

High Commissioner: 25th session of the Conference of the Parties: Generation Equality: Promoting women’s leadership for environmental sustainability, 10 December 2019

High Commissioner: UNFPA Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25: Accelerating the Promise, Fulfilling the Cairo Promise in a Fragile World     , 13 November 2019

High Commissioner: 25th Annual International Women’s Conference – “East and West meet in Saint-Petersburg”, 17 October 2019

High Commissioner: Women’s Heritage festival, 5 October 2019

Human Rights Council Annual Discussion on Gender Integration: Gender-responsive initiatives to accelerate gender equality, Opening statement, 23 September 2019

High Commissioner: Women’s empowerment, gender equality and social protection: Where next?, 16 September 2019

Human Rights Council Annual Discussion on gender integration: Gender-responsive initiatives to accelerate gender equality, 10 September 2019

High Commissioner: World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2019

Human Rights Council Annual Full Day of Discussion on Women’s Rights: Panel 2: The rights of older women and their economic empowerment, Opening statement, 28 June 2019

Human Rights Council Annual Full Day of Discussion on Women’s Rights: Panel 1: Violence against women in the world of work, Opening statement, 27 June 2019

High Commissioner: Plan International, Global Leadership Conference 2019 Mobilising power to change the world with & for girls, 7 June 2019

High Commissioner: Women Deliver 2019 : Side-event on gender and human rights, 3-6 June 2019

High Commissioner: Statement at the Human Rights Council for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019 (العربية  | English | Español)

High Commissioner: Celebrating the Contribution of the International Conference on Population and Development to the Realization of Women’s Rights, International Women’s Day 2019, 8 March 2019

Assistant Secretary-General: Strengthening the work of the Security Council on sexual and gender-based violence in conflict: the strategic use of evidence from UN investigations, 24 April 2019

High Commissioner: Annual Women Economic Forum 2019, 11-16 April 2019

High Commissioner: Fifth World Assembly for Women: WAW! 2019/ Women 20 (W20), 23 March 2019


2018

High Commissioner: Human Rights Defenders World Summit, 29 October 2018

High Commissioner: FOR ALL Coalition: For the Promotion of Gender Equality and Human Rights in Environment Agreements, 28 September 2018

Human Rights Council Annual Discussion on gender integration: Committee on the Rights of the Child, Day of General Discussion "Children as Human Rights Defenders", Opening statement, 28 September 2018

High Commissioner: The 2018 Annual Trygve Lie Symposium on Fundamental Freedoms Human Rights Defenders: A Global Movement for Peace, 27 September 2018

High Commissioner: Women at work, High-Level discussion, Economic Growth through Women’s Empowerment, 27 September 2018

Deputy High Commissioner: Panel discussion HRC 39 on Gender integration and human rights investigations, 24 September 2018

Assistant Secretary-General: Women and LGBTI persons report particular barriers and violence - Oral presentation UN reprisals report, 19 September 2018
High Commissioner: Meeting with NGOs, 13 September 2018

High Commissioner: The impact of online violence on women human rights defenders and women’s organisations, 21 June 2018

High Commissioner: Inter-sessional Expert Meeting on the full enjoyment of human rights by all women and girls and the systematic mainstreaming of a gender perspective into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, Opening statement, 2 May 2018


2017

Opening statement of the High Commissioner-36rd session of the Human Rights Council-Annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective throughout the work of the Human Rights Council and that of its mechanisms

Statement by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights at the 31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, "Midwives: Making a difference through supporting women's and girls’ rights"

Opening statement by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights - 35th session of the Human Rights Council - Annual Full-day discussion on the human rights of women - Panel 1: Accelerating efforts to eliminate violence against women: engaging men and boys

Joint United Nations statement on ending discrimination in health care settings

Opening Statement by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights - 35th session of the Human Rights Council - Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women - Panel 2: Women's rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:  health and gender equality

Statement by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights - 35th session of the Human Rights Council - Side event on "Women’s health as key to empowerment and full realization of rights"

Opening Statement by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights - 34th session of the Human Rights Council - Panel discussion on preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights


2016

Opening Statement by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights - 33rd session of the Human Rights Council - Annual Discussion of Integration of a Gender Perspective

Statement by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of the International Women's Day

Statement by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Pledging for Gender Parity: Transforming our world? - International Women's Day Panel

Statement by Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of the screening of the film "India’s Daughter"

Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for Human Rights, to a side-event on Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo