5 02, 2018

Female genital mutilation ‘not acceptable’ in the 21st century – UN envoy on youth

2018-02-06T15:19:56+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

Speaking a day ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, the United Nations youth envoy people underscored that the ghastly practice is an aversion to the human rights of millions and keeps them from achieving their full potential.

26 01, 2018

Davos: UN rights chief stresses leading role of businesses in ending LGBTI discrimination

2018-01-26T15:00:08+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Inequality, News|

With major companies joining the growing list of early adopters of United Nations standards to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, the UN human rights chief on Friday highlighted the private sector's crucial leadership role in ensuring the dignity and equal opportunities of LGBTI employees in the workplace and beyond

19 10, 2017

Despite drop in under-five mortality rate, 7,000 newborns die every day – UN report

2017-11-16T15:31:29+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Health, Inequality, News|

More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – where they are most needed.

19 09, 2017

UN and partners launch initiative to reach equal pay for women at work

2017-09-19T22:38:26+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Economic growth, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization’s entity promotion of women’s rights – launched today on the eve of the General Assembly debate. The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) includes the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), [...]

16 06, 2017

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

2017-06-19T15:13:23+00:00 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).

15 06, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:34:34+00:00 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.

20 03, 2017

UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues

2017-11-16T15:37:53+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

The United Nations committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay special attention to gender issues.

8 12, 2016

Empowering marginalized communities to access the Internet among IGF Day 2 priorities

2017-11-16T15:38:41+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Inequality, Infrastructure, News, Press material|

Finding new ways to empower women, youth and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) was a central sentiment shared by IGF attendees.