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.

Focus placed on education as UN women’s commission begins annual session

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today underscored the importance of education in raising the status of women in society and called for greater investment in measures to ensure gender equality, deploring the fact that two-thirds of illiterate adults across the world are female.