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Chissana Magalhães is a journalist from Cabo Verde who reports on gender equality issues regularly. Since undergoing a training programme through UN Women, she feels that the media has the responsibility to report on gender and human rights issues and stories can change lives.
In Mali, agriculture is a key sector to lift women out of poverty. But the increasing degradation of land and natural resources caused by climate change is making women more vulnerable. To combat the negative impact of climate change on women’s livelihoods, a new UN Women programme is helping local producers adapt to new challenges.
“Luxembourg is well positioned to take a leading role…in the national implementation of the SDGs”—Lakshmi Puri
Statement by Lakshmi Puri, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General & Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, at the Foundation of Luxembourg’s Cooperation 2016 conference on gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals.