GENDER EQUALITY

Greater efforts needed to achieve gender equality, Lithuania’s President tells UN

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite used her address to the United Nations today to call for much greater coordinated efforts to achieve global gender equality.

Tackle gender disparities to meet development goals, deputy UN chief says

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today called on participants at a United Nations forum on gender equality and development goals to act quickly to tackle the inequalities that are at the root of today’s development challenges.

Ban spotlights ‘indispensable’ role of women in shoring up peace

Women are “indispensable partners” in all aspects of making and consolidating peace, ranging from reconciliation to economic recovery to social cohesion, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today.