01 April 2022
Gender equality leads to prosperous and sustainable societies: International Women's Day 2022
Statement by Lynn Hastings, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory on International Women’s Day, Tuesday, 8 March 2022 In Palestine, the World Bank and the International Labour Organization estimate that over the past decade the percentage of women participating in the work force has been, on average, just 16%. For everyone’s sake, this needs to change; not using all of the potential of all Palestinians is just not a sustainable path. The United Nations will continue to work with both women - and men - to make sure Palestine captures its true potential for a more prosperous, sustainable future for everyone.