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UN News Centre

While the gender ratio between female and male diplomats at the United Nations is becoming more balanced overall, the number of women ambassadors in the Security Council has fallen from its peak of six women in 2014 to four in 2015 to just one this year.

UN News Centre

Sixty million of the world's 67 million domestic workers - 80 per cent of whom are women - lack access to any kind of social security coverage, according to a new report prepared by the United Nations International Labour Organization.

Gender considerations are relevant to the achievement of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in multi-facted ways. This infographic takes a look at how.

WFP

Happy International Women's Day! Gender equality is a crucial step towards zero hunger. Make a start and share these important facts today.

UNAIDS

UNAIDS and telecommunications operator Orange have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on a new project to strengthen links between health-care providers and people living with and affected by HIV through the use of mobile technology.

ILO

Despite significant progress over the past century, gender equality in the world of work remains an elusive goal. How can we establish a new blueprint for action to make the world of work, in all its dimensions, a more equitable place?

Despite some modest gains in some regions in the world, millions of women are losing ground in their quest for equality in the world of work, according to a new report prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as part of the ILO's Women at Work Centenary Initiative.

UN News Centre

Despite an increase in the number of women Speakers of Parliament, the number of female parliamentarians across the world rose by only 0.5 percentage points in 2015, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) today reported, dashing hopes that gender parity in parliament could be achieved within a generation.

OECD

A recent study by the OECD Development Centre shows that gender-based discrimination in social institutions hampers economic growth. 

UNESCO

Almost 16 million girls between the ages six and 11 will never get the chance to learn to read or write in primary school compared to about 8 million boys if current trends continue, according to a new report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). In the run-up to International Women's Day on 8 March, the UNESCO eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education shows that girls are still the first to be denied the right to education despite all the efforts and progress made over the past 20 years.

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