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UN Gender Focus: violence against women, rural people and refugees in Turkey

UN project highlights cost of violence against women in Arab Region

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“Better future” likely for countryside with private cash boost

More private investment alongside public funding will provide a “better future” for rural people.

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“Inclusive and sustainable” development for peace

Investing in education, finding decent jobs for young people and promoting social cohesion are just some of things that can be done to make the world safer, more resilient and sustainable.

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Adults must teach youth to “play by the rules” in anti-corruption drive

Young people are affected by corruption in “unique ways” and adults have a responsibility to teach them how to “play by the rules.”

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Depriving children of their liberty should be “last resort”

Depriving children of their freedom should be a measure of “last resort”, according to a UN independent expert, speaking on Monday.

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Gender equality will move societies forward: UNFPA chief

Gender equality must be the “benchmark” for measuring progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the 17 global targets aimed at bringing about a more just world for people everywhere.

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Muslim women should be more “visible” in the media

Muslim women are especially prone to hate crimes and should become more “visible” in the media to make their voices heard.

That’s the view of Zarqa Nawaz, a filmmaker and writer who spoke recently at a UN forum on combating anti-Muslim discrimination and hatred.

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Data revolution benefiting humanitarian aid delivery

Well-managed data can support efforts to deliver aid to millions of people affected by natural and man-made catastrophes, according to the head of the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA.

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Gender parity still “decades away” in public life: UN development chief

Gender parity for leadership roles in public life across the world is still “decades away,” according to the head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Tourism “perfect tool” to promote Sustainable Development Goals

Tourism is a “perfect tool” to promote and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (

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