17 10, 2017

UN report outlines path towards closing gender gap, realizing reproductive health rights

2017-11-16T15:31:33+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News|

Vast inequalities threaten economies, communities and nations, trapping people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, the United Nations said on Tuesday in a new report that outlines 10 actions countries can take on the path towards equality.

9 12, 2016

Urgency in closing the digital divide voiced at conclusion of Internet Governance Forum

2017-11-16T15:38:38+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Infrastructure, News, Press material|

In four days of intense debates and discussions on the future of the Internet, the Forum heard calls for concerted actions to ensure that the benefits of the Internet reach all members of society.

20 05, 2016

Ban urges UN system to bolster support for indigenous peoples

2016-05-23T15:55:46+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Inequality, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Much has been achieved to improve the rights of indigenous peoples, but conflicts on their lands and territories, and the lack of inclusion of their voices in peace processes, remain a challenge, Ban Ki-moon said.

14 01, 2016

Report: Reviving domestic demand key to growth in Asia-Pacific

2017-11-16T15:44:51+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Economic growth, Inequality, News|

Reinvigorating domestic and intra-regional demand plays a crucial role in reviving economies in Asia and the Pacific, according to a new UN report, which also recommends a proactive fiscal policy emphasizing productivity and addressing inequalities in the region.