UN Deputy Secretary-General Addresses Gender Dimensions of Climate Change
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31 October 2008: At the Conference for Women Leaders, co-sponsored by the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and the UN World Tourism Organization ST-EP (Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty) Foundation, held on 31 October 2008, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha Rose Migiro highlighted the burden of climate change on […]

UNWTO 31 October 2008: At the Conference for Women Leaders,
co-sponsored by the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and the UN
World Tourism Organization ST-EP (Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty)
Foundation, held on 31 October 2008, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, UN Deputy Secretary-General
Asha Rose Migiro highlighted the burden of climate change on women and the need
to work towards gender equality, including in decision-making.

Emphasizing the
role played by women in all areas of development, she stated that “gender equality
is essential for development that is truly sustainable.” She highlighted the
wide-ranging impacts of climate change on women, stressing the need to increase
their participation at all decision-making levels. [UN
Press Release
] [Migiro’s speech]