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

Mothers are more likely to be at risk of poverty in old age

04.04.21

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.

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No country can get ahead without the right to education for all

02.04.21

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.

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MMM reaffirms: caring for a child is work, an absolute necessity, resource and investment

29.03.21

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

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Mothers make great leaders – But face systemic barriers to participation and decision-making in public life

14.03.21

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

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Could the upcoming revision of national accounting bring visibility to unpaid care work?

09.03.21

UN New York, Statistical Commission - MMM welcomes the inclusion of wellbeing and sustainability in the process of revision of the 2008 System of National Accounts. We hope it will bring about systemic change i

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MMM joins the call for the recognition of the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment

05.03.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM oral statement also drew attention to the specific vulnerabilities of women and children to water scarcity and water pollution, the focus of the latest report of the UN Spe

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