COVID-19: UN lauds Dangote, harps on gender roles for Global Economic Recovery
President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote By Udeme Akpan The United Nations has underscored the need for governments all over the world to put women and girls at the centre of their efforts, targeted at recovering from the Coronavirus pandemic.
This call was made by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, Amina Mohammed, while speaking at a Dangote Women’s Network (DWN) webinar titled: ‘Choosing to Challenge for a Win-Win: Overcoming Challenges in a Gender-Biased World’, to commemorate the International Women’s Day, which is marked in March every year.
During a virtual video call from the UN Headquarters in New York, Ms. Mohammed, who was the main Speaker at the DWN Webinar, said gender equality and women’s rights are essential to getting through the pandemic, recovering faster, and building a better future for the world.
Also, in his welcome remarks, President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, reiterated the commitment to empower all categories of women, stressing that this was a top priority of the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), the philanthropic arm of the Group.
The UN Chief, in her presentation, said putting women and girls at the centre of any economic recovery plan would fundamentally drive better and more sustainable development outcomes for all, support more rapid recovery, and place the world back on a footing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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