Höfði House Report 2020

Authored by: Women Political Leaders

Categories: Global Public Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, Peace Support Operations
Sub-Categories: COVID-19, Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Human Development, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: No Region
Year: 2021
Citation: "Höfði House Report 2020." Women Political Leaders. June 2021.

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Executive Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has had indisputable effects on global peace and security, exacerbating inequalities among the world’s most vulnerable populations while confirming the value of science as a most reliable instrument for overcoming natural threats. At the same time, the pandemic served as a wake-up call for communities and nations in the face of another equally grave threat to humanity: climate change.

As the world grapples with social and economic recovery, the problem of climate change looms ever larger. Comprehensive with the priorities of World Environment Day, women’s equal rights and opportunities are essential to ensure progress in sustainable development and dealing with climate change. The Höfði House Report urges the adoption of “glocal” thinking and a reinvigorated multilateral system that effectively responds to the needs of women and girls around the world.

This report marks another step on the path to greater cooperation and international engagement. Together, the world’s leaders must renew their commitments to advance the Women, Peace, and Security agenda.