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Sustainable Development Goals And The Struggles Of African Women

Sustainable Development Goals And The Struggles Of African Women

 We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted. We worry about eating properly, and yet in many countries , poor nutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies are increasingly common. This trend is taking place in the Americas, Oceania, […]

Japan Donates U.S.$ 1 Million Towards Community Resilience

Japan Donates U.S.$ 1 Million Towards Community Resilience

The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 1 million to enhance the resilience of communities in Zimbabwe through a comprehensive set of life-saving health, nutrition, food security and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) interventions. The project will be implemented jointly by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World […]

Ghana Gender Minister Launches ‘HeforShe’ Campaign

Ghana Gender Minister Launches ‘HeforShe’ Campaign

A media campaign dubbed: “HeForShe” crusade has been launched in Accra. The campaign, centered around three key issues – affirmative action, ending negative traditional practices and the economic empowerment of women – is aimed at mobilizing over two million men to stand up and support women and take actions that lead to empowerment and gender […]

United Nations Day

United Nations Day

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since […]

“Answering The Call Of October 17 To End Poverty: A path Toward Peaceful And Inclusive Societies”

“Answering The Call Of October 17 To End Poverty: A path Toward Peaceful And Inclusive Societies”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. [1] This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski—which inspired the observance of October […]

Osinbajo Inaugurates Presidential Committee On SDGs

Osinbajo Inaugurates Presidential Committee On SDGs

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the Presidential Council on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will provide policy direction for the implementation of the goals in Nigeria and ensure coherence at national and sub-national levels. Osinbajo, who inaugurated the council on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said that the council’s work will be crucial […]

World Day Against Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of […]

At Cape Town Forum, UN Women And Partners Seek Ways To Close Gender Data Gaps

At Cape Town Forum, UN Women And Partners Seek Ways To Close Gender Data Gaps

With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women and only 13 per cent of countries having a dedicated gender statistics budget, the first-ever United Nations World Data Forum today explored ways to close these data gaps. “Gender statistics are critical for setting priorities, planning interventions and assessing their impacts,” […]

Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future.Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing girl-focused, […]