On International Women’s Day, SRSG Tanin reaffirms the need to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women and recognise their contributions
8 March 2021 - On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, recognises the invaluable contributions of women in building better, more just and inclusive societies and calls for the advancement of efforts to tackle the disproportionate effects of the pandemic on women and girls.
“The ongoing global health crisis has shed light on women’s immense contributions to society, both in the public and private spheres. It is time for their contributions to be recognised widely and reflected through their meaningful participation and leadership in decision-making, policy design and implementation at all levels,” Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin said.
“A recovery from COVID-19 must be a recovery based on the principles of inclusiveness and equality, putting women and girls at the centre.”