equal pay

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), [...]

14 03, 2017

UN launches ‘Platform of Champions’ calling to end global gender pay gap

2017-11-16T15:37:56+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

“The gender pay gap reflects the unjustifiably diminished position of many women in society and helps to keep them there,” said UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

27 09, 2015

Global Goals cannot be achieved without ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment – UN chief

2017-11-16T15:47:16+00:00 September 27th, 2015|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

As world leaders continued their Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals, UN Women and China co-hosted a landmark event today on gender equality and women’s empowerment at which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared that the new Global Goals could not be achieved “without full and equal rights for half of the world’s population, in law and in practice.”