It was a great opportunity and pleasure to take part of the high-level conference to discuss the Arab region’s priorities for the next five years in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment, and participating in a panel discussion with the much inspiring Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, UN Women Executive director. The conference was based on an assessment of the progress made and gaps identified in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 25 years after its adoption, and organized by UN ESCWA in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the League of Arab States (LAS) and the Arab Women Organization (AWO). #Beijing25 #GenerationEquality