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.

30 11, 2016

Guest blog: Youth Leader Anthony Ford-Shubrook on accessibility in cities

2017-11-16T15:38:59+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Inequality, News|

We must view accessibility as an investment in a public good that contributes to effective, sustainable, and equitable development for all, he writes.

3 10, 2016

Report: Inequalities exacerbate climate impacts on poor

2017-11-16T15:40:37+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Climate change, Inequality, News|

Climate adaptation and resilience are vital for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals   Evidence is increasing that climate change is taking the largest toll on poor and vulnerable people, and these impacts are largely caused by inequalities that increase the risks from climate hazards, according to a new report launched by the United Nations. The [...]