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WTO Event Highlights The Need For Inclusive Trade On International Women’s Day

The event featured insights from WTO members, the Secretariat, the business sector and academia. It covered discussions on the role of trade and the WTO in women’s economic empowerment, the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Gender, and ...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HEARS PRESIDENT’S UPDATE ON THE APPOINTMENT OF SUBSIDIARY BODIES COORDINATORS

Stresses Importance of Gender Parity in Nuclear Disarmament, on the Occasion of the International Women’s Day 8 March 2018 The Conference on Disarmament today heard from its President on the appointment of the coordinators of subsidiary bod...Read More

2018 Laureates Mark 20th Anniversary Of L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Programme

08 March 2018 UNESCO and the L’Oréal Foundation are preparing to honour five exceptional female scientists with the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards at a ceremony on 22 March at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris. The ceremony wi...Read More

Gender Equality Must Be At The Core Of ‘Health For All”

International Women’s Day Statement by WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 7 March 2018 –On this International Women’s Day, we imagine a world where every woman and girl has access to quality and affordable health care, a wor...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Åsa Regnér Of Sweden Deputy Executive Director, Intergovernmental Support, Strategic Partnerships, UN-Women

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Åsa Regnér of Sweden as Deputy Executive Director, Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women ...Read More

UNESCO GCC And Yemen Office Celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 In Qatar

As part of UNESCO’s efforts to promote gender equality, UNESCO GCC and Yemen Office will organize several events for International Women’s Day 2018. International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year, a date recognized by the Uni...Read More

Child Marriage Allowed In 20 Countries Impeding The Right To Education, Says UNESCO On International Women’s Day

07 March 2018 Only 44% of countries have made full legal commitments through international treaties to the cause of gender parity in education, according to this year’s Gender Review, published by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) ...Read More

Statement Of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, On International Women’s Day

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: 8 March 2018 VIENNA, 8 March 2018 (UN Information Service) – International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the towering achievements and immense strengths of women and girls ...Read More

Gender Differences In Poverty And Household Composition Through The Life-cycle a Global Perspective

This paper uses household surveys from 89 countries to look at gender differences in poverty in the developing world. In the absence of individual-level poverty data, the paper looks at what can we learn in terms of gender differences by lo...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL DISCUSSES THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY, AND COMMERCIAL SURROGACY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SALE OF CHILDREN

6 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning held a clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joe Cannataci, and the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child po...Read More

United Nations Should Set Example For Gender Parity, Zero Tolerance Of Sexual Abuse, Secretary-General Says In Message For International Women’s Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for International Women’s Day, to be observed on 8 March:

UNESCO Wants To Bridge The Gender Gap In The Digital Space

02 March 2018 Only 17% of biographies published on Wikipedia are about women. UNESCO aims to increase the visibility of women in the digital space by organizing a global call for contribution, the “Edit-a-thon”, on International Women’s Day...Read More