UNESCO believes that all forms of discrimination based on gender are violations of human rights, as well as a significant barrier to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Our message is clear: women and men must enjoy equal opportunities, choices, capabilities, power and knowledge as equal citizens. Equipping girls and boys, women and men with the knowledge, values, attitudes and skills to tackle gender disparities is a precondition to building a sustainable future for all. 


Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

The 67th Session of CSW is taking place from 6 to 17 March 2023. Learn more about UNESCO participation.

International Women's Day (8 March)

The theme of the 2023 edition is "DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality"