GENDER EQUALITY

Gender equality must be enshrined in all post-2015 development goals – UN rights chief

The United Nations committee mandated to ensure compliance with the global treaty to end all forms of discrimination against women opened a new session today with a call for gender equality to be fully integrated into the post-2015 agenda.

Ban pledges UN commitment to advancing gender equality, women’s empowerment

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged to root for women everywhere ahead of his departure for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, while stressing the need for the United Nations and its partners to lay the groundwork to enable all women to enjoy their rights and be empowered.