Breakout Session | Stage 1

Host: Women Rise for All

In April 2020, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed  launched Women Rise for All to bring together influential women leaders from around the globe to share how their leadership is shaping the COVID-19 response and what it will take to build back better. Women Rise for All connects women from all sectors in recognition of front-line leadership that is winning against COVID-19 and is inspiring the action required to come out of the pandemic stronger as part of Decade of Action to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Women Rise for All event will share highlights of the initiative and present messages from members of the Circle of Women Ambassadors to the United Nations.

Women Rise for All is supported by the United Nations Office for Partnerships, your global gateway to co-create UN partnerships to deliver the SDGs.

Nadira Hira
Master of Ceremony

Nadira Hira is a writer, host, and passionate progressive known for her distinctive voice and the compelling conversations she’s used it to create. Nadira’s spoken everywhere from Google and Disney to the United Nations; appeared on the likes of NPR, HBO, and CNN; and explored the far reaches of modern culture for many print outlets, including Newsweek and Fortune, where she did some of her favorite journalism as a staff writer chronicling the Millennial generation. A would-be poet, professional sports fan, and proud graduate of Stanford University, Nadira’s eternally grateful to call Brooklyn, New York, home.

Amina J. Mohammed
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General
Ms. Mohammed first joined the United Nations in 2012 as Special Adviser to former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the responsibility for post-2015 development planning. She led the process that resulted in global agreement around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
September 24, 11:45
11:45 — 12:15EST(GMT-4) (30′)


Amina J. Mohammed (UN Deputy Secretary-General), Nadira Hira (Master of Ceremony)