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UN officials spotlight need to move from commitments to results on Global Goals

Every country must accelerate the implementation pace of the 'ambitious and transformative' development agenda adopted by United Nations Member States nearly one year ago, by boosting efforts to overcome persistent challenges, new obstacles and unforeseen setbacks in today's turbulent world, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today declared.

“Economic and political empowerment” of women essential in Zimbabwe

The “economic and political empowerment” of women in Zimbabwe is essential for the development of the southern African country according to the UN’s most senior representative there.

Zimbabwe has a good record in terms of the political representation of women but more needs to be done the UN Resident Coordinator, Bishow Parajuli, has said.

Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to Mr Parajuli and began by asking him what it’s like to be a woman in Zimbabwe.

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