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

06 March 2015 – 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.


Eradicating sexual violence in Colombia requires investment in communities – UN envoy

04 March 2015 – In eradicating sexual violence related to Colombia’s internal armed conflict, the main challenge now is translating resolve into tangible solutions in communities where the crime continues to occur, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence said at the conclusion of her trip to the Latin American country.


UN agency supports Government project bringing rights, services to South Sudanese people living in Sudan

03 March 2015 – Under a United Nations-backed initiative, South Sudanese people living in Sudan are being registered by the Government of Sudan and issued identity cards that give them the right to work and access to basic services.


Malaysia: UN expert urges Government to boost efforts in helping victims of human trafficking

02 March 2015 – The Government of Malaysia must increase its efforts in addressing all forms of human trafficking while also protecting the rights of its victims, a United Nations human rights expert said today.


Political consensus urgent to protect human rights, Ban tells opening session of UN council

02 March 2015 – The United Nations has the mandates and tools it needs to prevent human rights violations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegations gathered in Geneva today for the opening of the current session of the world body’s Human Rights Council, while he warned that the biggest challenge to using these tools is lack of political consensus among Member States.


On Zero Discrimination Day, UN urges tolerance for diversity

01 March 2015 – The United Nations agency leading the world's HIV/AIDS response has kicked off the 2015 global edition of Zero Discrimination Day as part of the Organization's wider effort to spur solidarity towards ending discrimination.


In Chile, UN chief says 'time to take stand' for gender equality

28 February 2015 – The international community must work for a stronger world and a better future for all with equal rights for both men and women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he emphasized the need for swift global action on gender parity.


‘Political will, steady action’ can end violence against children, UN envoy tells Indonesia

27 February 2015 – During her visit this week to Jakarta, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, stressed that violence against children is never justified and commended Indonesia for addressing the scourge.


‘Women must be at the decision-making table at all levels’ UN tells high-level meeting in Chile

27 February 2015 – The world must unite to end violence and discrimination against women and girls, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged at a high-level event in Chile on women and decision-making at a today, citing that progress over the past two decades has been made slow and uneven.


At UN-backed meeting, West African nations commit to ending statelessness

27 February 2015 – Delegates representing fifteen West African nations have pledged to step up efforts towards eliminating statelessness in a move aimed at resolving the situation of hundreds of thousands of stateless people across the region, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.