17 developing countries receive UN grants to battle violence against women

The United Nations Trust Fund to Eliminate Violence Against Women today announced grants totaling nearly $1 million to fight the scourge in war-affected countries across the globe, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Southern Sudan to Georgia and Honduras.

2 women appointed to senior UN posts for gender issues, humanitarian relief

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today announced the appointment of two women to senior posts in the United Nations dealing with gender issues and humanitarian affairs.

New report on UN staff shows women equaling men in numbers, not seniority

A new report on staffing at the United Nations shows women catching up with men in terms of the number of those recruited, but females still hold lower-level jobs.