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UN chief implements new gender parity strategy

When he took office in January of this year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres pledged to reach gender parity across the global organization.

Mr Guterres took that commitment a step forward this week by launching a strategy to reach parity among senior leaders by 2021, and ultimately across the UN system in 2028.

Currently, there is a negative correlation between the representation of women and seniority in the UN as the proportion of women staff decreases as grade levels increase.