When Beyonce belted out, “who runs the world? Girls!”, it was an anthem for this unprecedented crisis battling leadership. UN, in a phenomenal decision, has formed a board of women leadership to swerve through the crisis management effectively. The ‘phenomenal women-only’ panel consists of philanthropists, politicians, and chief officials in power have come together to battle the continuing pandemic from the frontlines of the administration as most male-led countries falter to manage the situation.
The “Rise for All” calls on all leaders to meet the humanitarian crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and fully fund the UN Response and Recovery Trust Fund. With economic and social administrative proforma at its helm, this initiative aims to gain support for the UN Response and Recovery Fund and Framework.
In regards to the female-fronted first responders’ chain of human force, women have eloquently risen to the occasion as health care workers, researchers, politicians, scientists, social workers, administrative heads, etc., the global advocacy arena has seen exceptional leadership from the women in the current pandemic situation.
Convened by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, Rise for All brings together women leaders to mobilize support for the UN roadmap to tackle the development emergency. As laid out in the United Nations Framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19: Shared responsibility, global solidarity, and urgent action for people in need is the pro vita sua, issued on 28th April.
“Like no other time in recent history, women are on the frontlines of COVID-19 and bearing the brunt of this human crisis,” said the UN Deputy Secretary-General. “It is time for us to rise as women leaders, taking action to conquer the pandemic and come out stronger so as to keep the world on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.”
The first to join this corps is the President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, the Prime Minister of Norway and Sustainable Development Goals Advocate of the Secretary-General, Erna Solberg, Sustainable Development Goals Advocate of the Secretary-General Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, Sustainable Development Goals Advocate of the Secretary-General Dia Mirza, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador of Pakistan Muniba Mazari, along with the Executive Directors of UNICEF, Henrietta Fore, of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and of UNFPA, Natalia Kanem.
In tandem with the Response And Recovery fund of COVID-19, this initiative currently calls for more funds to mobilize the plans worldwide effectively.