At the SDG meeting this week (unedited, but selected highlights):
Presenting the highlights of the Secretary-General’s report relating to SDG 5 and gender parity, Mr. PAUL PACHECO , from the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) , warned that it will take 40 years, given the rates observed, to achieve parity objectives in the political world.
He also considered it essential that public expenditure take into account gender parity objectives.
There is a … “tendency towards regression, as illustrated by the recent decision of the US Supreme Court violating sexual and reproductive rights.”
According to the Malala Fund, 20 million girls around the world are at risk of not returning to school after the pandemic because of their status as girls, said the Princess of Jordan , Mrs. DINA MIRED .
The Global Activist for Cancer Control and Non-Communicable Diseases noted that the pandemic and lockdowns have exacerbated physical and psychological abuse against women, further expressing concern about the setback in progress in addressing domestic violence.
She also said that 40 million premature deaths from non-communicable diseases could be prevented each year, noting that many women did not have access to early detection services for breast cancer during the pandemic.
Finally, she pointed out that women who represent 70% of health professionals have suffered doubly from the pandemic, being overexposed compared to men but also permanently deprived of their families due to the work overload linked to the health crisis.
Pic below H.R.H. Princess Dina Mired of Jordan
President, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Bachelor’s in Accounting and Financial Analysis, Warwick Univ.; Master’s in Int’l Banking and Financial Services, Reading Univ. President, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Director, King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), Jordan, responsible for founding and developing the Fundraising and Development Department; restructured and expanded its Health Care Program for cancer coverage. Honorary Chairperson, Jordan Breast Cancer Program; Honorary Co-President, Harvard University Global Task Force for Expanded Access to Cancer Control and Care in the Developing World. Member, Presidential Advisory Panel, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC); Ambassador, UICC World Cancer Declaration Ambassadors Program. LIVESTRONG Global Envoy for the LIVESTRONG Foundation; Honorary Member, Mediterranean Task Force for Cancer Control in Italy; Ambassador for the Global Smoke-free Worksite Challenge and Member of the Advisory Board of NCD Child