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Data Visualization: Out-of-School Children

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The hardest to reach children are still #?outofschool. They are poor, rural & often girls. Check out UNESCO Institute for Statistics' latest data interactive on out-of-school children to learn more. UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2015




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Students working in a public university's laboratory, Malaysia. Photo: World Bank/Nafise Motlaq




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Hidden in Plain SightHidden in Plain Sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children
The document which ECLAC presents on this occasion explores further the theme of equality addressed at the two previous sessions of the Commission, in Time for Equality: Closing Gaps, Opening Trails (2010, Brasilia), and Structural Change for Equality: An Integrated Approach to Development (2012, San Salvador). Read more »
UNICEF, 2014


2014 MDG ReportMillennium Development Goals Report 2014
The MDG report is based on comprehensive official statistics and provides the most up-to-date summary of all Goals and their targets at global and regional levels, with additional national statistics available online. Results show that concentrated efforts to achieve MDG targets by national governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector are working to lift people out of extreme poverty and improve their futures. Read more »
UN, 2014


Compacts for EqualityCompacts for Equality: Towards a Sustainable Future
The document which ECLAC presents on this occasion explores further the theme of equality addressed at the two previous sessions of the Commission, in Time for Equality: Closing Gaps, Opening Trails (2010, Brasilia), and Structural Change for Equality: An Integrated Approach to Development (2012, San Salvador). Read more »
ECLAC, 2014


State of World Population 2013State of World Population 2013: Motherhood in Childhood
Every day in developing countries, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth. Nine in 10 of these births occur within marriage or a union. This has consequences on the health, education, employment and rights of an untold millions of girls. What are the challenges of adolescent pregnancy, and what can we do to ensure girls have a healthy and safe transition into adulthood? Read more »
UNFPA, 2013


Report of the Secretary-General on women and peace and security
The new report of the UN Secretary-General (S/2013/525) provides an overview of progress since last year in implementing resolution 1325 across four action areas: prevention, participation, protection and peacebuilding and recovery. It also proposes actions for the Council’s consideration to accelerate progress and to prepare for the 2015 high-level review of the implementation of resolution 1325. Read more »

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You're Invited: ECOSOC Youth Forum 2015
You're invited to the UN ECOSOC 2015 Global Youth Forum on "Youth Engagement in the Transition from MDGs to SDGs: What will it take?" to be held on 2 and 3 February 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the UN Headquarters in New York. UN Women is organizing a special dialogue on Youth and Gender Equality on 3 February 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 pm. Register at http://goo.gl/forms/uGn16gZqlh by 27 January.
UN, 23 January 2015
In Davos, Ban urges global action in 2015 on development, gender equality, climate change
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged world leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to maintain their focus on a broad range of climate, development and gender equality issues, warning that as the global community continues to face multiple crises, the new year must be a time for 'strong commitment' from international stakeholders.
UN, 23 January 2015
El Salvador: UN rights office welcomes 'ground-breaking' pardon of woman in abortion case
The United Nations human rights office today welcomed the 'ground-breaking decision' of the Salvadorian Legislative Assembly to pardon a young women's 30-year sentence in an abortion case. Carmen Guadalupe Vásquez Aldana, who suffered a miscarriage at the age of 18 after reportedly being raped, was convicted of aggravated homicide after her crime was reclassified from 'abortion' to 'aggravated homicide' during her trial. She had already served seven years of her 30-year sentence.
UN, OHCHR, 23 January 2015
Iceland champions gender equality at the UN
Iceland has been demonstrating to the international community why it ranks number one in the world in closing the gender gap. The Nordic country recently hosted a conference at the United Nations to highlight the influence society has in the way men treat women.
UN Radio, 23 January 2015
Iraq report highlights disabled children used in terror attacks
Child abuse is continuing in Iraq where disabled children have been used to carry out terrorist attacks in a belief it will cure them, it emerged on Thursday. In a UN report on Iraq, human rights experts also detailed child prostitution and child pornography, along with other harmful practices targeting girls, such as female genital mutilation, early and forced marriage and honour crimes.
UN Radio, 22 January 2015
Protecting women human rights defenders
The global film industry perpetuates discrimination against women, a UN-backed study on female characters in popular movies has found. Girls and women are over twice as likely as boys and men to be shown in sexually revealing clothes, partially or fully naked.
UN Radio, 22 January 2015
Women stereotyped and under-represented in global film industry
The global film industry perpetuates discrimination against women, a UN-backed study on female characters in popular movies has found. Girls and women are over twice as likely as boys and men to be shown in sexually revealing clothes, partially or fully naked.
UN Radio, 24 December 2014
UN Security Council urged to act on alleged international crimes in Democratic People's Republic of Korea
The Security Council has been urged to take action to ensure that individuals and institutions in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) account for alleged international crimes they have committed. Crimes, identified in a report by the UN Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry, include extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, sexual violence, political violence, abductions and deliberate starvation.
UN Radio, 22 December 2014
Cooking Can Save Lives
The lack of clean cooking facilities and access to cooking fuel affects the health, safety, livelihoods and environment of a third of the world's population. This is especially the case in the world's most vulnerable settings, where people have no choice but to cook over open fires or cookstoves that generate a lot of indoor smoke. Exposure to these poisonous emissions rank as the world's fourth worst health risk according to the World Health Organisation, and the second worst for women and girls.
WFP, 22 December 2014
Germany Donates US$30 Million For Nutrition, Safety Nets and Girls' Education In Yemen
The German government has donated €24 million (US$30 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen to support nutrition, protective safety nets and girls' education.
WFP, 22 December 2014
Higher education programme helps refugees in Syria continue studies
Excelling at high school is no easy task for teenagers. But for Fatima, an 18-year-old Iraqi refugee student living in Syria, it has been harder than most.
UNHCR, 22 December 2014
Ending the abuse of domestic workers in Asia
Although there are more than 52 million domestic workers world-wide, including more than 21 million in Asia Pacific, only a small minority are covered by general labour laws. This lack of protection leaves them vulnerable to – sometimes terrible – abuse and exploitation. Journalist Karen Emmons has been working with the photographer Steve McCurry on a documentary project, "No one should work this way," to record and expose some of the abuses faced by Asian migrant domestic workers.
ILO, 21 December 2014
Ending the abuse of domestic workers in Asia
At a ceremony in Abidjan, UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé has honoured the First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire, Dominique Ouattara, for her humanitarian work and her commitment to improving access to paediatric treatment for children living with HIV.
ILO, 21 December 2014
Côte d'Ivoire's First Lady honoured for her humanitarian commitment
Although there are more than 52 million domestic workers world-wide, including more than 21 million in Asia Pacific, only a small minority are covered by general labour laws. This lack of protection leaves them vulnerable to – sometimes terrible – abuse and exploitation. Journalist Karen Emmons has been working with the photographer Steve McCurry on a documentary project, "No one should work this way," to record and expose some of the abuses faced by Asian migrant domestic workers.
UNAIDS, 19 December 2014
In Liberia, mobile banking to help Ebola-affected women traders
Hard-hit by closed markets and travel restrictions, some 2,500 women cross-border traders will receive cash transfers via mobile technology from the Central Bank of Liberia with a grant from UN Women to help them save and expand their businesses.
UN Women, 14 November 2014
UN welcomes Malaysia's court ruling to decriminalizes transgender women
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today welcomed the recent judgment by the Court of Appeal of Malaysia that declared unconstitutional the criminalization of Muslim transgender women for cross-dressing.
UN News, OHCHR, 14 November 2014


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