UN Development Fund for Women urges embedding gender equality in aid programmes

Some 130 experts are meeting in Belgium at a conference organized by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the European Commission to highlight the role of gender in development assistance, as aid allocations are increasingly driven by partnerships between donor and recipient countries.

Islamic States at UN-backed meeting call for end to female genital mutilation

A United Nations-backed conference of ministers from nearly 50 Islamic countries and representatives of more than 20 international, Arab and Islamic organizations has called for an end to harmful traditional practices including child marriage, female genital mutilation, and gender discrimination in education.

New public policies omit knowledge gained from gender studies, UN research group says

As United Nations declarations go, are the Beijing documents or the Millennium Declaration texts more likely to produce sustainable development?