Генеральный секретарь Мария Пейчинович Бурич подчеркнула актуальность Конвенции о предупреждении и борьбе с насилием в отношении женщин и насилием в семье, также известной как Стамбульская конвенция, на церемонии открытия Форума «Равенство поколений» в Париже.
“Last year, we saw a surge in domestic violence during COVID lockdowns. The Convention provides three advantages that no country alone can: it raises national standards; provides a monitoring mechanism; and ensures co-operation between governments in the prosecution of these crimes”, said the Secretary General.
The event, hosted by France and co-chaired with Mexico, was opened by French President Emmanuel Macron and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. It is part of a series of world conferences on women organised by the United Nations since 1975. Heads of States and Governments, civil society and youth-led organisations, as well as private sector leaders and philanthropic foundations have presented their commitments to launch a new global momentum for women’s rights. The Fourth Conference, which took place in Beijing in 1995, was a historical turning point for gender equality at the international level.