GENDER EQUALITY

Russian tennis star partners with UNESCO to serve notice on gender inequality

Russian tennis ace, Olympic bronze medallist and Grand Slam champion Vera Zvonareva was named today as a Promoter of Gender Equality by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Ban pays tribute to late women’s rights champion Helvi Sipilä

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to Helvi Sipilä of Finland, a renowned women’s rights advocate and former United Nations official, who passed away on 15 May at the age of 94.