Key Facts

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Women at the UN

8 Secretaries-General since 1947, 0 women:

72 presidents of the General Assembly, 3 women: 4% participation

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Of the current 15 current ambassadors on the Security Council, only one is a woman:

Peace processes

Between 1992 and 2011, only 9% of participants at peace talks were women

The lack of women at negotiating tables is not a problem limited to the Global South. In many cases European negotiations are even less representative. Peace deals that had no women signatories include the 1995 Dayton Accords for Bosnia and the 2001 Ohrid Peace Agreement for Macedonia.

In the United Kingdom – a permanent  member of the UN Security Council – only one in 10 signatories of the Good Friday Agreement for Northern Ireland were women.

International diplomacy

Since 2000, permanent ministers of the UN Security Council have appointed 25 different people as their most senior foreign minister, only 5 have been women:

China:

France:

Russia:

United Kingdom:

United States:

In the G20 nations, only 18 women have been among the 122 people appointed as most senior foreign minister – rate of only 14%

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Countries that have never appointed a woman as their most senior foreign minister include: