At the 66th annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, a two-week convening of UN delegates from across the globe, the urgency of the climate crisis and its unique intersection with gender was centered from the start.
“The world is on fire,” UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous said in her opening remarks Monday.“ It impacts every corner of our globe, and threatens peace, food security and sustainable development from the Pacific to the Arctic. As with all crises, climate change also exacts its highest price from women and girls. Especially from those who are already being left behind.”
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Gender Equality, Climate and Environmental Issues Take Center Stage at the United Nations