International Women’s Day at UNMOGIP
International Women’s Day
Every year on 8 March, International Women’s Day is an opportunity for communities around the world to mark women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and help to forge a more gender balanced world.
This day is also an occasion to reflect on progress made in gender equality. We have seen significant advances since the first International Women’s Day in 1976. Women’s participation makes peace agreements stronger, societies more resilient and economies more vigorous. It is a day when around the world we can acknowledge there is no better path to a more peaceful and prosperous world than the empowerment of women and girls.
Recognition by United Nations
By 1975, International Women’s Day was officially recognized by the United Nations and has continued to gain international recognition.
This year, International Women’s Day was celebrated with enthusiasm by the women and men of UNMOGIP at the Mission headquarters in Islamabad and was marked with a gathering of staff in the conference hall recognize the importance of gender equality and parity in our peace and security efforts.
Deputy Chief Military Observer Colonel Paul Anthony R. Guerrero made short remarks in recognition of International Women Day and reiterated the commitment of the Mission and the United Nations to equality, opportunity, respect and equal representation.