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

Time for an economic system that values and supports care

22.01.22

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - The pandemic has exposed the crucial importance of Care for our collective wellbeing and the essential role parents, and in particular mothers, play in maintaining this within

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Care and Education at the heart of a transformative recovery

07.01.22

UN New York, Commission on Social Development - MMM written statement to the 60th session focuses on its main priority theme: 'Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-be

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MMM spotlights the actions of its associate members to redress inequity of unpaid care work

16.12.21

UN New York - The NGO Committee on Social Development regularly invites its members, i.e. representatives of ECOSOC-accredited international NGOs doing advocacy around social development, at the United Nations

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Friendship NGO at the forefront of the fight against climate change

09.12.21

Our associate member in Bangladesh, Friendship NGO, responds to the call for input into an upcoming UN report on Human Rights and Climate Change.

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Child-family separation must be prevented

02.12.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council – Ahead of the next session’s annual day on the rights of the child, MMM joined a group of Child Rights Connect members to develop a joint position paper on the rights of the

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Shouldn’t every mother have the right to social security?

28.11.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council – On the occasion of an intersessional panel discussion on ‘The right to social security in the changing world of work ‘, MMM reaffirmed the critical importance, relevance,

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