11 October – International Day of the Girl Child

The Beijing Declaration – a comprehensive political agenda for the empowerment of women – was adopted by the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995.

On 19 December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 66/170, proclaiming October 11 as International Day of the Girls and recognizing their rights.

International Day of the Girls focuses on the need to address the challenges faced by girls and promotes the empowerment of girls and the fulfillment of their rights.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by world leaders in 2015, are a roadmap for building a sustainable world in which no one is left behind. Achieving gender equality and empowering women is integral to each of the 17 goals. Only by ensuring the rights of women and girls can we build a sustainable future.

Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality are critical to accelerating sustainable development. Eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and girls is not only a fundamental human right, but also has multiple benefits in all other areas of development.



1st year student of the Faculty of International Relations
of the Institute of International Relations of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.


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