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Improvement in the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (A/69/346)
Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/140, the present report provides information on the status of women in the United Nations system during the reporting period from 31 December 2011 to 31 December 2013, including progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance and up-to-date statistics and recommendations for accelerating progress.
In this study on gender equality, researchers asked 4,000 people in 20 countries to describe the gender norms in their communities and the influence those norms have on their lives and their every-day decisions. The researchers spoke with men and women, youth and adults, living in villages and cities in developing countries, as well as higher income countries.