UNESCO celebration of International Women’s Day 2017 to focus on the arts


UNESCO will celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) at its Headquarters and field office with a roundtable debate on gender equality in the art world, an advocacy campaign for women to be better represented […]

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UN Women Executive Director’s Message on International Women’s Day: Women in the Changing World of Work

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Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women”s Day, 8 March 2017
Date: 28 February 2017 – Across the world, […]

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On Wildlife Day, UN spotlights youth’s role as today’s change-makers, tomorrow’s custodians

3 March 2017 – With the fate of the world’s wildlife soon to be in the hands of the next generation, the United Nations is observing this year’s World Wildlife Day with a call to […]

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At first ‘playable’ UN conference, tech experts, gamers drive new ways of thinking on global development

3 March 2017 – Hands-free gardening for a greener future, video gamers using their skills to help achieve the United Nations-led Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – these are just a few of the innovative and […]

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‘How sexuality education is changing lives’ – UNFPA



LUSAKA, Zambia – “I have seen girls become pregnant, become victims of violence and become HIV-positive, and I don’t want to become one of those girls,” says Lydia Mwelwa, aged 13 years.

“I’m happy they […]

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‘Determined young Afghan eyes academic success in Italy’ – UNHCR


At the age of 10, Alidad Shiri set off alone for Europe. Fifteen years later, he is about to graduate with a degree in philosophy from the University of Trento.

BOLZANO, Italy – Afghan refugee […]

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Second Africa Day Of School Feeding Celebrated In Brazzaville, Republic Of Congo


Congo Brazzaville: The second edition of the African Day of School Meals was officially launched and celebrated on Wednesday 1 March 2017, under the patronage of the Congolese government, to the theme: “Home Grown […]

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In Afghanistan, Raising the Quality of Girls’ Education for A Better Future

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A village girls’ school in Daykundi Province is raising the quality of education through grants from EQUIP and its own school improvement projects inspired by the program

Students are more enthusiastic about learning […]

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From where I stand: “Their expressions when they created their first website were priceless” – UN Women

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In the small town of Tafila, in the southern part of Jordan, a social enterprise started by young Jordanian women is teaching teenagers, including girls, computer programming. As the world of work changes, […]

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Online Course Helps Aid Workers Help Women and Girls


UNITED NATIONS, New York – An online course for humanitarians is raising new awareness about women’s needs and vulnerabilities in emergency-affected communities around the world.
“It acted as an eye opener, and it made me […]

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