Fri, 6 Mar 2015 | What, When at UN: 
  • Monday, Commission on Status of Women to open 59th session in New York…
  • UN humanitarian agencies on Tuesday to brief press in Geneva…
  • Wednesday, UN spokesperson to brief press in New York…

Member States must ‘step it up’ on gender parity as UN sets equality targets for 2030



The past 20 years has seen haltering progress on women’s rights issues and, in some areas, outright stagnation and regression, the head of the United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment said today.


Ban ‘profoundly disappointed’ over failed progress on South Sudan peace talks

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed profound disappointment after the unsuccessful conclusion of peace talks in South Sudan and the failure of President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar to display statesmanship and reach a power-sharing deal.



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