Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on International Women’s Day
New York – 8 March 2019
The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Mr. Miguel Moratinos extends his greetings to all women around the globe on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
The High Representative notes that he intends to add “women” as a new focus area in the work of UNAOC. He plans to propose to the UNAOC Group of Friends his ideas on how to advance women’s role as a mediator and a peace-maker, particularly in identity-based conflict settings. His vision is based on the conviction that women’s participation in the peace-making processes makes peace agreements stronger, societies more resilient and inclusive.
The High Representative looks forward to working alongside women everywhere.