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.


Ban urges restraint after Palestinian leadership suspends security cooperation with Israel

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed concern regarding the 5 March decision by the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Central Council to suspend all forms of security coordination with Israel.



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