Accelerating gender equality in Africa

Gender inequality in the labour market cost sub-Saharan African countries more than US$90 billion annually between 2010 and 2014.

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The “indispensable” role of men and boys in realizing gender equality

Men and boys are being encouraged to “think differently” about gender relations in order to achieve full equality between the sexes.

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More women in decision-making a first step towards gender equality

Having more women in parliament and other high-level public offices will go a long way towards achieving gender equality, a UN expert on the issue has said.

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UN Gender Focus: gender equality in natural disasters, no women, no peace and women farmers

“Gender equality saves lives when disaster hits”

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UN Gender Focus: global goals, HIV and Roma women

Global goals and gender equality: squaring the circle

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Women need to earn as much as men for the same job: Trudeau

Women need to earn as much as men for doing the same job.

That was the clear message from the head of the UN’s gender agency, speaking alongside the Canadian Prime Minister at UN headquarters on Wednesday.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon movie star joins UN to fight poverty

The star of the Oscar-winning movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has committed to working with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to fight global poverty and the inequality between men and women.

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Upcoming UN forum to focus on women’s empowerment, sustainable development

Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, will be the focus of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which begins its 60th session in New York next week.

INTERVIEW: UN official explains why new global development agenda is good news for women

From economic exclusion to violence targeting women and girls, the head of the United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality believes such challenges make it all the more critical to push ahead with the new global development agenda, which contains many targets specifically recognizing women's equality and empowerment.

On International Women’s Day, UN officials call to ‘Step It Up’ for gender equality

Senior United Nations officials from around the world are marking International Women’s Day with calls to “Step It Up” with more resources and greater political action to achieve gender equality by 2030.