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 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.


UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Nimrud heritage site in northern Iraq

The United Nations agency mandated with protecting cultural heritage around the world today strongly condemned the destruction of the archaeological site of Nimrud site in Iraq, deploring such “criminal chaos” as yet another attack against the Iraqi people.



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