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Gender Equality: Sweden to host a global conference in Stockholm

The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality mobilizes globally to achieve the Global goals, Agenda 2030 and will focus on critical issues related to women’s and girls’ human rights, representation and access to resources.


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 29-03-2018 18:00 IST
Gender Equality: Sweden to host a global conference in Stockholm

Gender Equality global conference in Sweden (image credit: twitter)

Sweden will host a global conference on gender equality from April 15-17 in Stockholm. It is being organized by the Swedish Institute (SI) and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA).
The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality will mobilize civil society, governments, the private sector and academia from all over the world to intensify efforts for a gender equal world.
The forum will be held in a spirit of co-creation and use the strength and momentum of the UN Global Goals. Gender equality cuts through all the Goals and is essential to ensure sustainable development, peace and security.
On the whole intention of the conference is to strengthen efforts for a gender equal future – the only way we can ensure sustainable peace, security, and development.
The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality mobilizes globally to achieve the Global goals, Agenda 2030 and will focus on critical issues related to women's and girls' human rights, representation and access to resources.
Approximately 500 delegates from around the world are invited to the conference. They come from governments, international organizations, civil society organizations, business and academia.
Few of them include:
  • Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaUnited Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
  • Achim Steiner, Administrator at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Ann Linde, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade, Sweden
  • Colin Gonsalves, Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India and founder of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN)
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a leading writer from Africa and many more.