The United Nations was established in 1945 to promote international peace and security and to facilitate cooperation among nations in addressing global challenges. Headquartered in New York City, it is the largest and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. There are 193 member states whose financial contributions fund the UN’s operations. According to the UN Charter, the organization’s objectives are to protect human rights, promote sustainable development, uphold international law and deliver humanitarian aid. The UN system includes specialized agencies such as the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the World Food Programme, UNESCO and UNICEF. This important international organization is known and respected throughout the world. The UN represents our capacity for global collaboration and commitment to social progress.
In the UN’s 75 years, it has been lead by 9 male Secretary Generals. The Secretary General is appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council. This December 2021, the UN member states will elect the next leader. We believe it is time for the UN to LEAD BY EXAMPLE in support of gender equality and appoint a woman as the next Secretary General.
HOW CAN THE UNITED NATIONS ADVANCE GENDER EQUALITY, PROMOTE PEACE AND PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS IF IT DOESN’T LEAD BY EXAMPLE?
AFTER 75 YEARS OF 9 MALE SECRETARY GENERALS, IT IS TIME FOR A WOMAN TO LEAD.
THE UN IS FUNDED BY OUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS. WOMEN PAY TAXES BUT OUR VOICES AREN’T BEING HEARD. NO MORE TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.
WE, WOMEN & MEN FROM EVERY MEMBER STATE, SUPPORT THIS GLOBAL PETITION ASKING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO SELECT A WOMAN FOR THE NEXT SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS.
The THE NEXT UN SECRETARY GENERAL petition to UN SECRETARY GENERAL & EUROPEAN UNION was written by LadyBoss Campaign and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition.