The Annual UN Women China Newsletter 2023: A Journey of Overcoming Challenges Towards a More Equal Future
In this annual newsletter, we are proud to share some of UN Women China’s top results from 2023. We are most grateful for the many partnerships that made these achievements possible, particularly when multiple points of crisis are slowing steps toward gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Conflicts, economic downturn, the climate emergency and a pushback against women’s rights are among the many concerns that have left the world as a whole lagging far behind on Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality (SDG 5). If current trends continue, more than 340 million women and girls will still live in extreme poverty by 2030. Globally, it is estimated that USD 6.4 trillion per year is needed, covering nearly 70 per cent of populations in 48 developing countries, to achieve gender equality in key areas and to support more equal participation of women in society by 2030. We reinforce our dedication and call for continued support and increased investment to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls everywhere.