Geneva takes diplomatic approach to gender equality

US Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto with United Nations Of Geneva Director-General Michael Møller and Daniel Johnson in the UN Radio studio. Photo: UN photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Empowering women and girls is a key target of the Sustainable Development Goals agreed by world leaders last year; it's also at the heart of a new campaign to break down gender barriers everywhere.

Launched by Michael Møller, head of the UN in Geneva, and Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto of the United States, Geneva Gender Champions calls on influential decision-makers in the Swiss city  to promote gender parity at work and in the field.

Daniel Johnson spoke to Mr Møller and Ms Hamamoto and began by asking the US ambassador why the issue is so close to her heart.

Duration: 5'52"

 

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