The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
Back to back to the 75th session of the UN General Assembly a – virtual – ministerial meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism will take place on 25th of September 2020. It will be dedicated to concrete efforts and joint initiatives, especially in the fields of climate, cyber, health and gender.
At a time when key principles of the rules-based international order and essential instruments of international cooperation are challenged, the Alliance for Multilateralism aims at bringing together those who believe that strong and effective multilateral cooperation, based on the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, international law and justice, are indispensable foundations to secure peace, stability and prosperity and who want to join hands to act along this endeavor. The Alliance for Multilateralism has been launched jointly by the German and French Foreign Ministers on 2nd of April 2019.
On this occasion, German Ambassador to the OECD Michaela Spaeth, underlines the very important work of the OECD for strengthening the multilateralism:
Based on shared values, such as rule of law, democracy, mutual understanding, international cooperation and evidence-based work, the OECD demonstrates clearly how peer learning, exchange of expertise and mutual projects lead to a better world.