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UN For Promotion Of Gender Equality For Acceleration Of SDGs

UN For Promotion Of Gender Equality For Acceleration Of SDGs

The United Nations (UN) resident coordinator Maria Jose Torres has called for increased efforts in the promotion of gender equality as a means of achieving the global set targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UN resident representative Maria Jose Torres speaking at the meeting UN resident representative Maria Jose Torres and other officials during the […]

UN To Create Global Cronavirus Fund

UN To Create Global Cronavirus Fund

The United Nations will create a fund to prevent the spread of coronavirus and support the treatment of patients worldwide, Norway said on Monday. The purpose of the fund is to assist developing countries with weak health systems in addressing the crisis as well as to tackle the long-term consequences. The United Nations could make […]

Women’s Rights: 25 Years Of Progress? Or Not?

Women’s Rights: 25 Years Of Progress? Or Not?

World leaders promised 25 years ago to empower girls and women and work towards ending discrimination following a landmark gender equality meeting in Beijing. From getting more girls into school to reducing deaths in childbirth, improvements have been made. But equality remains a long way off, with millions of girls and women’s lives still scarred […]

Nearly Everyone Is Biased Against Women – UN

Nearly Everyone Is Biased Against Women – UN

Prejudice against women includes thinking that university education is more important for men or that they deserve jobs more Nine in 10 people are prejudiced against women, such as thinking university education is more important for men or that men deserve jobs more if work is scarce, the United Nations said on Thursday. More than […]

IWD 2020 : History Of Women’s Day

IWD 2020 : History Of Women’s Day

History of Women’s Day International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. Since those early years, International Women’s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed […]

World Remains A ‘Violent, Highly Discriminatory Place’ for Girls

World Remains A ‘Violent, Highly Discriminatory Place’ for Girls

Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not only common but widely accepted, a new UN report revealed. While there have been remarkable gains for girls in education, little headway has been made to help shape a more […]

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating […]

Female Genital Mutilation Costs $1.4 Billion Annually – UN Health Agency

Female Genital Mutilation Costs $1.4 Billion Annually – UN Health Agency

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) poses serious risks to the health and well-being of women and girls, but it also exacts a crippling economic toll, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). New modelling by the UN agency to coincide with the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, marked on Thursday, reveals that […]

East Africa Locust Swarms Airborne In 3 to 4 Weeks, UN Warns

East Africa Locust Swarms Airborne In 3 to 4 Weeks, UN Warns

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Sunday that nymph (baby) desert locusts maturing in Somalia’s rebel-held backcountry, where aerial spraying is next to unrealizable, will develop wings in the “next three or four weeks” and threaten millions of people already short of food. Once in flight and hungry, the swarm could be the […]

Optimism High On Burundi Elections

Optimism High On Burundi Elections

UNITED Nations (UN), Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, Ms Bintou Keita, has expressed the intergovernmental organization’s desire for peaceful, credible and democratic elections in Burundi. Speaking during her meeting with the EAC Secretary General midweek, the UN official observed that peaceful elections in Burundi were a prerequisite for political stability in the nation and the region […]

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