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Celebs Call For More Women On UK’s Male-Dominated UN Climate Summit Team

Celebs Call For More Women On UK’s Male-Dominated UN Climate Summit Team

Actor Emma Watson and singer Ellie Goulding joined about 450 female politicians, academics and activists on Thursday to demand equal representation for women on Britain’s male dominated team hosting next year’s U.N. climate summit. In a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, they warned that the lack of women in COP26 leadership positions would […]

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

9 December 2020 marks the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, as well as the 72nd anniversary of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”), the first human rights treaty adopted by the […]

Refugees In Ethiopia’s Tigray Set To Run Out Of Food: U.N.

Refugees In Ethiopia’s Tigray Set To Run Out Of Food: U.N.

Nearly 100,000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region will run out of food as early as next week if parties to the conflict do not allow humanitarian access, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday. African peace envoys met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday, a day after he said that the military […]

UN Women Calls for Concrete Actions to Respond to the Concurrent Shadow Pandemic

UN Women Calls for Concrete Actions to Respond to the Concurrent Shadow Pandemic

Galvanizes partners to fund organizations, respond to survivors’ needs, prevent violence and collect data to build a post-pandemic “new normal” as the 16 days of Activism campaign kicks off As the COVID-19 pandemic and a prevailing culture of impunity threatens progress achieved on gender equality and ending violence against women and girls, UN Women is […]

Today In History: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today In History: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a global collective effort to stop it. As COVID-19 cases continue […]

International Day For Tolerance

International Day For Tolerance

Fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and violent extremism […]

‘Take Urgent Steps’ To Calm Intercommunal Violence In Ethiopia – UN Deputy Chief

‘Take Urgent Steps’ To Calm Intercommunal Violence In Ethiopia – UN Deputy Chief

Inclusive dialogue is crucial to diffuse tensions across Ethiopia, said the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday, following reports of dozens killed and injured during brutal attacks in the west of the country over the weekend. According to news reports based on eyewitnesses, more than 50 were killed, many after being rounded up and killed, while homes […]

Standing Up For Vulnerable South Sudanese – UN Woman Police Officer of the Year

Standing Up For Vulnerable South Sudanese – UN Woman Police Officer of the Year

Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo, Gender Adviser at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), has won 2020 UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award, in honour of her work supporting vulnerable groups, such as women, girls, children, and people with disabilities. Ms Malambo, who is Zambian, and spent 24 years with her country’s […]

The First African Women Leaders To Address the UN General Assembly

The First African Women Leaders To Address the UN General Assembly

As the UN turns 75, we showcase the four African women leaders to address the Assembly. Although most African countries joined the UN in the 1960s soon after they attained independence, with a few joining earlier than that or later, it wasn’t until 2006 that the first African female Head of State, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf […]

UN Praises Women’s Role In Peace Building In Somalia

UN Praises Women’s Role In Peace Building In Somalia

Somalia and the UN have lauded the role played by Somali women in peace, security and governance as the world celebrated the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Hanifa Mohamed Ibrahim, minister of women and human rights development, said the government should now create new pathways for Somali women from all generations to […]

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