Princess Dina delivers keynote address at 2022 session of UN High-Level

Her Highness Princess Dina
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AMMAN — Her Highness Princess Dina Mired on Thursday delivered a keynote address at the 2022 session of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) SDG5 at the UN headquarters in New York, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Her Highness was invited to speak at this high-level UN meeting in her capacity as a global health expert and “eminent champion” of NCD’s.

Her Highness spoke about lessons learned from the current health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially regarding its negative impact on SDG5 on gender equity and its interlinkages with health and other SDGs.

“The socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 have disproportionately affected women and girls. We see that in rising rates of extreme poverty. In falling rates of education and access to decent work. In the rise of unpaid care work and domestic violence. The COVID-19 pandemic has also increased women’s exposure to the drivers of chronic diseases, including unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and tobacco use,” Princess Dina said.

She added: “These setbacks have made the goal of achieving the 2030 Agenda all the more elusive. For each of these reversals, women shoulder perhaps the greatest burden and threaten to push back recent progress on gender equality.”

As countries respond to and recover from COVID-19, and to build back better, Her Highness said, “we need to address the root causes of gender discrimination through the promotion of gender-responsive laws, policies, in all sectors.”

This is the third time that Princess Dina has delivered a keynote address at the UN. Her Highness first delivered a keynote speech on behalf of all civil society at the opening of the 2011 United Nations General Assembly at first ever High-Level Meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

She was then chosen again to speak at the third high-level meeting on NCDs as “Eminent Champion of the fight against non-communicable diseases.”

The HLPF is the apex United Nations platform reviewing global progress towards implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The theme for the HLPF in 2022 is “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

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