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CSW60:’Prejudice that women are not capable of dealing with security matters; that is completely untrue’ – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

CSW60:’Prejudice that women are not capable of dealing with security matters; that is completely untrue’ – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Thank you very much for your leadership for gender equality and gender empowerment. Welcome to the United Nations. It is a great pleasure for me to be here today with so many distinguished women leaders from all around the world. I feel truly inspired. You empower me and I am energized by your energy and […]

UN inquiry to probe attack at South Sudan camp

UN inquiry to probe attack at South Sudan camp

A high-level board of inquiry will investigate how United Nations peacekeepers responded to an attack at their camp in South Sudan where tens of thousands of civilians were sheltering, a UN spokesman said on Friday. Gunmen in army uniforms stormed the camp in the northeastern town of Malakal on February 17 and 18, firing on […]

Ban calls for more female police in UN peace operations to combat violence against women

Ban calls for more female police in UN peace operations to combat violence against women

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Member States to contribute more female police, especially French-speaking women, to serve in UN peace operations. “They can put communities at ease and stand as inspiring role models for local women,” he said at the opening of the Fifth General Assembly of the Kigali International Conference on […]

2 Syrians Sentenced in Deaths of Alan Kurdi and 4 Other Migrants

2 Syrians Sentenced in Deaths of Alan Kurdi and 4 Other Migrants

ISTANBUL — Two Syrian men were sentenced to more than four years in prison on Friday for the death of a young Syrian boy whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey in September. The death of the boy, Alan Kurdi, and the gripping photo of his body lying facedown in the sand and […]

Women and girls should be at core of disaster risk reduction, UN human rights monitors told

Women and girls should be at core of disaster risk reduction, UN human rights monitors told

Women and girls need to be at the core of disaster risk reduction, given that they often bear the brunt of climate change and hazards such as storms and floods, United Nations experts tasked with monitoring implementation of a landmark UN convention on ending discrimination against women heard today. In a special session on the […]

‘Sometimes when I’m alone with my baby, I think about killing him. He reminds me of the man who raped me.’

‘Sometimes when I’m alone with my baby, I think about killing him. He reminds me of the man who raped me.’

The neighborhood is a patchwork of low-slung buildings scorched and looted at the height of the civil war, a place where the United Nations was supposed to come to the rescue. But in a number of homes, women and girls are raising babies they say are the children of U.N. troops who abused or exploited […]

Winnie Byanyima Appointed to UN High-Level Panel On Women’s Economic Empowerment

Winnie Byanyima Appointed to UN High-Level Panel On Women’s Economic Empowerment

Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says she is “honored” at her appointment by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to the first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The Panel seeks to “mobilize concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world”. It will provide guidance to implement the 2030 Agenda […]

Race for Next UN Secretary-General Taking Shape

Race for Next UN Secretary-General Taking Shape

  Four of the six declared candidates hail from the Balkans with the former Yugoslav countries hedging that strong trade links with Russia, as well as EU membership in the case of Croatia and Slovenia, and EU accession status, in the case of Macedonia and Montenegro, could see them bridge the West-Russia divide in the UN […]

Amadou Mahtar Ba Named to UN High-Level Women’s Empowerment Panel

Amadou Mahtar Ba Named to UN High-Level Women’s Empowerment Panel

Amadou Mahtar Ba, AllAfrica’s co-founder and executive chair, has been appointed to the United Nations’ first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The establishment of the panel was announced on January 21 in Davos, Switzerland, by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The panel will provide recommendations for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development […]

Replace female genital mutilation with new rites of passage, says UN chief

Replace female genital mutilation with new rites of passage, says UN chief

New, unharmful rites of passage should replace female genital mutilation, said U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon  after new data showed there were more victims of the custom than previously estimated. The call by the U.N. Secretary-General was heard by diplomats, campaigners and survivors gathered at the U.N. headquarters in New York to mark the International Day […]