2003, 2017

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

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.

812, 2016

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

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.

3011, 2016

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

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.

410, 2016

UN urges world to reject ageism at older persons event

October 4th, 2016|Inequality, News, Press material|

The UN will mark the 26th International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) with a commemorative event focusing on the theme “Take a Stand against Ageism.”

310, 2016

Report: Inequalities exacerbate climate impacts on poor

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 World Economic and Social […]

2109, 2016

Ban calls for efforts to secure equal rights for LGBT community

September 21st, 2016|Inequality, News|

“I will always fight for the equality of the LGBT members of our human family,” the UN chief said.

1908, 2016

‘We cannot and will not leave anyone behind,’ Ban says on World Humanitarian Day

August 19th, 2016|Inequality, News, Secretary-General|

“World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering,” said Mr. Ban in his message on the Day."

207, 2016

On World Day, UN hails cooperatives as drivers of sustainable future

July 2nd, 2016|Economic growth, Hunger and food security, Inequality, News, Poverty|

Cooperatives are an old idea but more relevant than ever as they can be the drivers of a sustainable future, senior United Nations officials said on the International Day of Cooperatives today, urging Governments to create an enabling environment for these groups to thrive and grow.

2806, 2016

UNICEF report: Growing inequalities threaten most disadvantaged kids

June 28th, 2016|Education, Inequality, News, Poverty, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Some 69 million children under five years of age will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030, unless the world focuses more on the plight of its most disadvantaged children, according to a United Nations report published today.

2306, 2016

World’s oft-marginalized widows must be part of sustainable development, says Ban

June 23rd, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

With nearly half the world’s 259 million widows living poverty, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged greater efforts to “make them more visible in our societies” and ensure they are a vital part of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda’s pledge to ‘leave no one behind.’