UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN Women Executive Board Annual Session

Speech: Closing remarks of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN Women Executive Board Annual Session
19 June 2014, New York.
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“…We want to reach a point where our discussions are no longer focused on our shortage of funds, but rather on our collaboration and concrete accomplishments for the future women want by 2030.

We want to direct our energy and total commitment to the mission of our time which is to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls by 2030.

I thank the board for its commitment and the good work of the Secretariat and our staff. We are moving forward with renewed energy after this board session.

I call upon all Member States to commit themselves to the Beijing +20 review and appraisal process. The campaign is a call for action, the momentum for change.

We expect to see you at the Apollo Theater on 26 June for our special event when we celebrate our Beijing+20 campaign, Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. This is not a mission impossible. This is a mission of our time.