Fri, 6 Mar 2015 | What, When at UN: 
  • UN to hold thematic debate on ‘advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment’…
  • UN humanitarian agencies to brief press in Geneva…
  • Security Council to be briefed on situation in Ukraine…;

UN kicks off International Women’s Day celebrations with appeal for gender equality

Despite great strides in the advancement of gender parity, women still lag behind men across an array of critical areas, from political representation and wage equality to education – a gender gap that the United Nations is once again tackling head-on as it kicks off its annual observance of International Women’s Day.

Ahead of global risk reduction conference, UN review finds vast majority of disasters climate-related

The United Nations office dedicated to disaster risk reduction today appealed to world leaders ahead of a major gathering in northern Japan next week to provide clear, action-oriented guidance to tackle the underlying drivers of risk, such as climate change, which now accounts for 87 per cent of the disasters that have killed some 700,000 people over the past decade.

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