Next Thursday, July 2nd, at 12 noon, the Real Instituto Elcano presents the virtual colloquium Gender equality after COVID-19: the role of the United Nations, with the participation of Teppo Tauriainen (in the photo), Swedish Ambassador to Spain; Charles Powell, Director of the Real Instituto Elcano; Ángeles Moreno Bau, State Secretary for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation; Carl Skau, Director General of the United Nations of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Åsa Regner, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women.
2020 aimed to give a new impetus to the commitment to gender equality, whose progress and slow progress coexist with worrying setbacks. In an already difficult context, the crisis caused by the COVID-19 could further relegate the commitment to gender equality on national and international agendas. Spain and Sweden, as well as the United Nations, have called for the need to apply a gender perspective in recovery measures following COVID-19. What can the United Nations do? How can UN member states support and take action to achieve a robust gender equality agenda? The event can be followed on this link.