More women should wield UN General Assembly gavel, says Espinosa

16 September 2019

We “need more women in power positions”, the outgoing President of the 73rd General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa has told UN News, saying that gender parity and women's rights are not only about justice, but “about common sense”.

The President, or PGA – as insiders refer to those in the job – hands the gavel over on Tuesday, and said she wished she had longer to tackle issues that she believes need further development, including “bolder” reform on how the General Assembly operates.

“We need to look at how to implement, and…transform our resolutions” into improving the lives of people on the ground”, she said.

Ms. Espinosa looked back at her year in office, with UN News’s Eleuterio Guevane:

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Eleuterio Guevane, UN News
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