Make Mothers Matter at the United Nations

“We face multiple challenges in our changing world, but one factor remains constant: the timeless importance of mothers and their invaluable contribution to raising the next generation. By rewarding their efforts and enhancing their living conditions, we can secure a better future for all.”

Bank Ki-Moon: Secretary General of the UN

It is to recall this reality that MMM has been working with the UN since 1949.

Advocacy at the UN New York, Geneva and Vienna: which impact for mothers?

MMM raises the awareness of member states on the difficulties experienced by the mothers but also on their power of transformation...

General Consultative Status: which means for MMM advocacy work at the UN?

MMM enjoys the highest level of Consultative Status, which sets the framework for MMM's actions at the UN Economic and Social Council.

Mothers and the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda

Directly concerned by the 2030 Agenda and most of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), mothers are also essential partners for their implementation.

Thematic focus: unpaid family care work, essential but invisible and unrecognized

Estimated at 10 to 40% of GDP depending on countries, 2/3 of this work is carried out by women, specifically mothers. It is the first obstacle to their economic empowerment.

Latest News from MMM @ the UN

Placing Care & Education at the heart of a new economic system

28.07.20

UN New York, High Level Political Forum - report and recording of the MMM Side-Event

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UN Chief denounces ‘the fiction that unpaid care work is not work’

26.07.20

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivered a strong and compelling message in his recent Nelson Mandela Lecture: 'Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A new social contract for a new era’.

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World of work must adapt to people and families – not the other way around

07.07.20

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM contributed to the discussion on the report of the UN Working Group on Discrimination against women by offering 3 recommendations.

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Informal education must be recognized, parents better supported

05.07.20

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - At the meeting with the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, MMM drew attention to how, In the context of the pandemic and imposed lockdown, the demand for unpaid care

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Care and Education – Cornerstones of sustainable and just economies

04.07.20

UN New York, HLPF - Invitation to a virtual side-event to the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on 16 July

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Parents key to mitigating risks of environmental harm to children

01.07.20

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - At the Annual Discussion on the Rights of the Child, MMM took the floor to highlight the key role of parents, especially mothers as the primary caregivers, in realizing the rig

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