Copyright © 2018 Regents of the University of California. Women gaining the vote in every country is always an important moment. Now, we do not want a child who is born today to be 81 years old before they can see parity in the economy, or 50 years old before they can see parity in politics. Author Richard Dowis suggests "making an appeal." We therefore are also setting for ourselves the date of 2020 as a time for us to evaluate thoroughly that we are going in the right direction. Use the closing remarks opportunities to remind attendees of upcoming events or deadlines when appropriate, or give an outlook for the future. WSBI-ESBG Managing Director Chris De Noose. Violence against women also occurs everywhere. Our civil society leaders on the 24th also called for attention to the shrinking space for nongovernmental organizations, and they called for time-bound law reforms to end all forms of discrimination. I would like to thank everyone who has made this day possible, from the staff here, to the guest speakers, to the Presidents. I thank His Excellency the President of China for his role as co-host, for his commitment to UN Women, and for more support to the women of China and for women in developing countries. If there is domestic violence, for instance in countries in conflict, or post-conflict, it becomes part of the public fight. Did they expect that we would have a woman president here? In the last two days we have heard reinforcement of the importance of investing in women, as when we invest in women, society gains much more. Here, you are in a place where it is possible to make changes for others. It should not work only for some women, it should work for all women. I thank President Michele Bachelet both for co-chairing, and for giving birth to UN Women as the first Executive Director. We need not incremental change, but bold change, big change, and that is why we have got to act together, universally. Date: Monday, October 26, 2015 [As delivered] This is important because discrimination against women happens everywhere. So that when we make change, we make the change for all the women of the world. Leaders also committed to meet the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals and to “step it up for gender equality,” so that we have substantive equality by 2030. It can also be appropriate to thank attendees at the end of the speech, with the speaker making sure to avoid ending on an unpolished or abrupt note, such … We must all fight this fight because it occurs everywhere. Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the International Conference Celebrating the Centenary of Women´s Suffrage in Iceland on 23 October. UC San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093 (858) 534-2230 When we win battles that others are fighting, women around the world will also benefit. Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015 (As delivered.) Whether a woman is in a country that is undergoing violence or a country that is post-conflict, violence is not acceptable anywhere, at a domestic level and all other levels. Our narrative about women should not be about women needing things to be done for them. It is the first time we had our leaders with us in this fashion and I hope you agree that it should not be the last time. They called for a new economic model that works for women. As CMO, she works to ensure that the highest safety and quality standards are being met, and that the entire staff works together to provide patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary and integrated approach. Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, As we win a victory in one region, we must know that we have an obligation to fight for other women elsewhere. In addition to summarizing the events that took place or topics that were discussed, closing remarks are an appropriate time for the speaker to thank or acknowledge those people who made the event possible, including sponsors and organizers. Closing remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, held on 27 September 2015 at UN Headquarters. Of course, the dismantling of patriarchy is a precondition for success, just as the empowerment of women is a precondition for the success of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030. We have to make sure that we achieve some of these targets and goals before 2030. 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By. We have to make sure that we win this fight at home so that when your envoy goes to represent the interest of your country in peacekeeping, that person is already feeling strongly about the end of violence against women everywhere. At this centenary meeting we have looked back through 100 years, and also looked forward to the next 100 years. From today onwards, for this Agenda to succeed, there can be no “business as usual.”. All rights reserved. I hope that this starts the beginning of the end of gender inequality. Dr. Scioscia completed her internship, residency and two fellowships at Yale University School of Medicine. For example, in China, the untying of women’s feet, which were bound so that women were unable to walk around and were enormously constrained, was a critical liberating moment both psychologically and physically. Closing Remarks. Women of all ages are welcomed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” Award in 2009. Their response, as you have heard from two of our speakers, Melinda Gates and Jack Ma, our co-chairs of that event, was enthusiastic. Making sure that we communicate in such a way that everybody understands that is vital. We expect change for women to be not just about the numbers – though we need them – but to permeate every aspect of life: at home, at work, at school, in the church and in public spheres. On the 24th September, we met the civil society thought leaders who called on all of us to “Step It Up.”. Past Conferences; 8th Annual Conference; Closing Remarks; Closing Remarks. This still continues to happen in certain parts of the world, and it is unacceptable.