A meeting of women foreign ministers takes place in Mongolia for the first time.

A meeting of women foreign ministers took place in Asia for the first time. The Ministers of France, Germany, Indonesia, Liechtenstein, Mongolia and South Africa, the Participants of the Female Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, gathered in Ulaanbaatar. The meeting concluded following outcomes;

  • Supporting the UN Secretary-General’s “Our Common Agenda” in its ambition to place women and girls at the centre to accelerate action to achieve gender equality, women’s participation and the empowerment of women and girls in all domains,
  • Acknowledging that women’s and girls’ rights are human rights and a fundamental aspect of democracy, and that gender mainstreaming in policy-making contributes to the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as building inclusive societies that guarantee the full, equal and meaningful social, economic and political participation of women and girls,
  • Recognizing that ensuring the human rights and representation of women, as well as their equitable access to resources, will make our societies just, inclusive and prosperous and will contribute to peacebuilding and sustaining peace,
  • Stressing the importance of dialogue among UN Member States as well as with all relevant stakeholders to strengthen partnership and cooperation in addressing existing and future challenges,
  • Having deliberated on common solutions to challenges facing the global community, specifically international peace and security, food security and climate change.

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