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Expert’s take: SDGs monitoring for women and girls—are we ready for the ride?

Friday, April 8, 2016

On 25 September 2015, governments from around the world agreed to embark on a 15-year journey together, which if successful would result in a far better world. A world where poverty and hunger in all their forms and dimensions are eradicated, where our planet is healed and protected, where gender equality is achieved and where all human beings can enjoy safe and prosperous lives. The destination envisioned by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is clear, ambitious and desirable. But how do we get there? More

UN Women welcomes a landmark action plan to measure gender equality across the UN system

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On 13 April a landmark System-wide Action Plan (UN-SWAP) on gender equality and women's empowerment was adopted at a meeting of the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination, to be applied throughout the UN system. For the first time, the UN will have a set of common measures with which to measure progress in its gender-related work, including the mainstreaming of the gender perspective across all its operations. More

Women’s Empowerment Is Central to Global Sustainability, Says New UN Report

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability released its report “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, on 30 January 2011 in Addis Ababa. More

UN Secretary-General Releases Report on Women and Peace and Security

Monday, October 24, 2011

The UN Secretary-General's annual report to the Security Council on women and peace and security has been released ahead of the Open Debate. The report analyzes progress in implementing Security Council resolution 1325, which was passed in 2000, along with related commitments on women, peace and security. It is based on contributions from 38 Member States, four regional organizations and 27 entities of the United Nations system. More

New Report Shows Mixed Benefits from Migration

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

UN Women in Santo Domingo launched a new report, “Migration, remittances and gender-responsive local development: The case of the Dominican Republic". It presents an in-depth study of migration to the United States from the community of Las Placetas, tracking how gender inequalities affect both women who leave and those who remain behind. More

Justice Still Out of Reach for Millions of Women, UN Women Says

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Flagship report from the UN's new organization for women recognizes progress, but calls on governments to take urgent action to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world. More

Tourism a Vehicle for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Friday, March 11, 2011

Women make up an important percentage of the tourism workforce, but more work must be done to close the wealth and skills gap between men and women employed in tourism, according to a new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)/UN Women report launched at the ITB tourism fair in Berlin on 11 March 2011. More

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