GENDER EQUALITY

Deputy UN chief to attend women leaders’ conference in Israel

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will travel today to the Israeli city of Haifa, where she will attend the International Women Leaders’ Conference as a guest of honour.

Women’s participation crucial for democracies, UN officials stress

Senior United Nations officials today stressed the need to promote the participation of women in decision-making, noting that democracy and gender equality are interlinked and mutually reinforcing.