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UN Deputy Secretary-General Brussels visit, 10-11 April

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, is in Brussels this week. On Wednesday, 10 April, she chaired the Governing Body meeting of the Spotlight Initiative, the United Nations high-impact initiative to end violence against women and girls.

She was joined by Jutta Urpilainen, European Union Commissioner for International Partnerships, Sima Bahous, UN Women Executive Director (virtually), and civil society activist Shamah Bulangis to review the transformative impact of the Initiative’s first phase and discuss how to sustain the progress made in preventing and responding to the increasing global tide of violence against women and girls. The discussion also identified partnership priorities and reaffirmed the European Union’s commitment to supporting the Spotlight Initiative.

Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations , Shamah Bulangis, Civil Society Representative and Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International PartnershipsAmina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations , Shamah Bulangis, Civil Society Representative and Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Shamah Bulangis, Civil Society Representative and Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships. © UN\Marian Blondeel

Ms. Mohammed and Ms. Urpilainen later took part in the 4th Annual EU-UN Strategic Dialogue on Sustainable Development where they discussed preparations for Summit of the Future, including the Global Digital Compact and reforming development finance architecture.

Amina J. Mohammed and Jutta Urpilainen at the 4th Annual EU-UN Strategic Dialogue on Sustainable Development. © UN\Marian Blondeel

Ms. Mohammed also met with Wopke Hoekstra, European Commissioner for Climate Action.

Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and Wopke Hoekstra, European Commissioner for Climate Action. © UN\Marian Blondeel

And later, with Caroline Gennez, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities.

Deputy Secretary-General meeting with Caroline Gennez, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities. © UN\Marian Blondeel

On Thursday, 11 April, Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, spoke at today’s opening of the #GlobalGateway High-Level Education Event. The event aims to highlight the EU’s role in transforming global education and bridging skills gaps.

Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, speaking at today’s opening of the #GlobalGateway High-Level Education Event. © UN\Ula Wojciechowska
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations , Caroline Gennez, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities, and Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships. © UN\Ula Wojciechowska


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