In Our Common Agenda, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants to achieve gender equality in all areas, including decision-making, through quotas and special measures. Women entrepreneurs should be encouraged and young women’s voices should be heard more. In addition, an emergency action plan is to accelerate the eradication of violence against women and girls. This includes a global campaign to eliminate all social norms that tolerate violence against women. This is also linked to the UN’s sustainability goal 5 – achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. In this work, AI and digitalisation play a crucial role. The women must be kept under the watchful eye of the AI god.
Women are gaining more and more prominent positions in the global game and the implementation of the digital transformation. As United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed declared during the pandemic:
It is time for us to rise as women leaders taking action to conquer the pandemic and come out stronger.
As a good example, Norway’s former Prime Minister Erna Solberg was presented. She was previously Co-Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Advocacy group for the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN initiative Women Rise For All united women leaders, including Solberg, from around the world with the mission to stop the pandemic and “build back better”.
We are women leaders rising in solidarity to save lives and protect livelihoods. We call for all leaders in all countries and in all sectors to meet the human crisis of COVID-19. Stopping this pandemic and recovering from it is a shared responsibility requiring global solidarity. We must recover better. And we can, by building back better together. Together we are stronger when Women Rise for All.
This was also intended to give rise to a more sustainable, equal and carbon-neutral world. Among the women who called for global solidarity were Melinda Gates, the Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredriksen and the previously mentioned Amina Mohammed. United Nations intends to build on this work.