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Newsroom Archive: Jan 2020

  1. 16 January 2020

    I am Generation Equality: Majandra Rodriguez Acha, youth leader, climate justice believer

    Since I was a kid, I've experienced street harassment. I have felt unsafe being gendered as a woman, and I've seen it all around me.And from an intersectional lens, I am a privileged: I've been able to access opportunities like a university education and travelling to and living in different places in the world.I recognise that those who are most impacted by gender-based violence, and by gender inequalities are also the most impoverished and marginalised—black and brown women, indigenous women, women in rural areas, young girls, girls living with disabilities, trans youth and gender non-conforming youth. That is not okay and it’s not what anyone deserves.We deserve better. We can do better.
  2. 7 January 2020

    I am Generation Equality: Natalie Isaacs, climate action warrior

    “I had this epiphany about climate change in my mid-40s. I used to think that solving the climate crisis had nothing to do with me and that change would happen from governments.The thing that changed my life forever–is that I got my own household electricity consumption down by 20 per cent, by simply being vigilant. When I saw that I had saved a heap of money and pollution at the same time, that was the very moment that I took ownership of the problem.I thought, imagine if millions of households around Australia and the world did what I just did–that must make a difference!
  3. 6 January 2020

    Statement to the press by Secretary-General António Guterres

    The New Year has begun with our world in turmoil.We are living in dangerous times.Geopolitical tensions are at their highest level this century.And this turbulence is escalating.
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