UNESCO to Convene Forum on Gender Equality
2008: Women are both the most exposed
to the consequences of climate change, and the best placed to influence changes
in behaviour, according to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO). According to
UNESCO, this situation exists because women are most affected by natural
disasters while at the same time they play a key role in managing water and
fuel resources, thus wielding an essential influence for change.
other issues will be discussed during the Fourth UNESCO Forum on Gender
Equality, with the theme “gendered dimensions of climate change,” to be held on
19 June 2008 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. [UNESCO
Photo: Women and children at Makolé market, Toraja
country, Celebes Islands, Indonesia. Credit: UNESCO/Georges Malempré.