Fri, 6 Mar 2015 | What, When at UN: 
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  • 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 inequality 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.


Despite progress, UN labour agency says women’s workplace equality may take ‘decades’

Women earn on average 77 per cent of what men earn, the United Nations labour organization said today, noting that “without targeted action, pay equity between women and men will not be achieved before 2086, or at least 71 years from now.”



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