“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.
MMM raises the awareness of member states on the difficulties experienced by the mothers but also on their power of transformation...
MMM enjoys the highest level of Consultative Status, which sets the framework for MMM's actions at the UN Economic and Social Council.
Directly concerned by the 2030 Agenda and most of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), mothers are also essential partners for their implementation.
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.
ILO's International Labour Conference - MMM's intervention stressed the critical importance, relevance, and legitimacy of realizing universal social protection for unpaid caregivers, especially mothers.
UN Geneva - In its response to the Human Rights of Older Women consultation, MMM identifies the inequitable M-F division of unpaid family caregiving duties as a root cause of the M-F pension gap.
UN Geneva, HRC46 - This was the core message delivered at the UN Human Rights Council by Rahela Sidiqi, founder & Director of the Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women's Education, an MMM associate member.
UN New York, CSW65 - In her intervention at a parallel event to the 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women organized by OMEP, MMM President Anne-Claire de Liedekerke also drew attention to the price mothers
UN New York, CSW - MMM's written statement ahead of the 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women points to the inequitable distribution of unpaid family care work as the main systemic barrier. I