Gender equality and women’s empowerment

1108, 2017

Investing in women key to sustainable peace in DR Congo and Nigeria – UN deputy chief

August 11th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Investing in women and girls must be central to global efforts towards sustainable peace and development in both Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations deputy chief said today.

“Both have dismayingly low levels of women’s political participation and are experiencing conflicts marked by extremely high levels of sexual- and gender-based […]

1207, 2017

Safe, effective family planning is key to ‘empowering people, developing nations’ – UN

July 12th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, Hunger and food security, News, Poverty|

If the demand of women in developing countries who wanted access to safe and effective family planning was met, it would reduce an estimated 100,000 maternal death and avert 67 million unintended pregnancies, the United Nations population agency today said.

1007, 2017

Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, underscores UN agency

July 10th, 2017|Education, Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy, the United Nations education agency said today, launching a new technical paper with recommendations for the education sector.

107, 2017

Women scientists and youth take centre stage at UN-backed technology forum

July 1st, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Infrastructure, News|

As an international conference on science and technology wrapped up in Vienna, the head of a United Nations partner organization that works to end nuclear testing stressed that women have a "powerful voice" in the global scientific community.

1606, 2017

Ahead of Father’s Day, UNICEF cites critical role fathers play in early childhood learning

June 16th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

A majority of children aged between three- and four-years-old in 74 countries, or about 40 million, have fathers who do not play or engage in early learning activities with them, according to a new study released today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

1506, 2017

Closing gender gap at work can open doors to incredible benefits, UN report shows

June 15th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly $5.8 trillion into the global economy and boost tax revenues, a new report released today by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has revealed.

2104, 2017

UN Secretary-General joins High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child

April 21st, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material|

Washington, D.C. | 21 April 2017—The UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, has joined the High-level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child as its third and senior Co-Chair. The announcement, made in the margins of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, highlights the importance of the highest level […]

1004, 2017

Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

April 10th, 2017|Education, Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Partnerships|

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.

704, 2017

UN Secretary-General to designate Malala Yousafzai as Messenger of Peace

April 7th, 2017|Education, Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Partnerships|

On 10 April 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will designate Malala Yousafzai, global advocate for girls’ education and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.

604, 2017

Sport is force of social empowerment and an engine for equality – UNESCO

April 6th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

There is no more powerful platform for promoting shared values than sport, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, said in a message marking the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.