NEW YORK, 12 August – The United Nations Secretary-General called [...]
As advocates demand greater inclusion for persons with disabilities, the UN releases roadmap for transformative change
Disability advocates at the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD demand accelerated action to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities.
UN Free & Equal Brazil Equality Champion and LGBTI activist Liniker calls on the rights of the LGBTI community to be respected, saying that “we are a part of humanity, and this must be acknowledged.”
Sharing his own experience, UN SDG Youth Leader [...]
Jillian Mercado always dreamed of working in the fashion world. But as a young girl using a wheelchair, she found that she didn’t relate to the models in the fashion magazines she was reading. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in her early teens, she realised that equal representation was severely lacking in a world where very few people with disabilities have risen.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus talks about how entrepreneurship helps reduce inequality, and the importance of unleashing the entrepreneurial capacity of women.
Ahead of the launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects report in January 2019, UN chief economist Elliot Harris talks about multilateralism and global trade outlook as trade tensions continue to rise among the world’s largest economies.
Facing the increasing impacts of climate change, Rwanda stands as one of the first countries to establish a national environment and climate change investment funds in Africa—the Rwanda Green Fund—which has already invested more than $40 million in sustainable wealth creation and poverty reduction.
Goal of the Month | Exclusive Interview with Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of UN Global Compact
Heading the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, UN Global Compact’s CEO & Executive Director Lise Kingo shares her message to CEOs ahead of the World Economic Forum, encouraging a sustainable business model that reduces inequalities, and builds a sustainable future for all.
Watch Nyle DiMarco, model and disability advocate, as he commemorates [...]
YouTube influencer and model Jillian Mercado, a female disability rights [...]
Image: UNICEF/Ehrin Macksey | Four-year-old Dinh attends an early intervention [...]
Cementing and protecting the rights of around 1.5 billion people [...]
With major companies joining the growing list of early adopters of United Nations standards to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, the UN human rights chief on Friday highlighted the private sector's crucial leadership role in ensuring the dignity and equal opportunities of LGBTI employees in the workplace and beyond
More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – where they are most needed.
Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to [...]
A majority of children aged between three- and four-years-old in 74 countries, or about 40 million, have fathers who do not play or engage in early learning activities with them, according to a new study released today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly $5.8 trillion into the global economy and boost tax revenues, a new report released today by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has revealed.
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.