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ILO

GENEVA / WASHINGTON - The ILO-Gallup report, "Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men ", provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work.

FAO

8 March 2017, Rome - Leaders from the three UN Rome-based agencies today marked International Women's Day by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in the capacities of rural women as key agents of change in building a world without hunger.

WFP

ROME - Leaders from the three UN Rome-based agencies today marked International Women's Day by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in the capacities of rural women as key agents of change in building a world without hunger.

UN News Centre

As the rights of women and girls around the world are being reduced and restricted, the United Nations today marked International Women's Day with calls for empowering and educating women and girls to reach gender equality in the work place.

UNODC

International Women's Day is a day to reflect on the need for every woman and girl to lead lives of dignity, equality and respect. The theme of this year's day is: "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030".

OCHA

On International Women's Day, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs asked some remarkable Heads of Office what motivates them and what challenges they face as female leaders. These are their inspirational answers.

Head of UNDP
UNDP

Access to new technologies is important for women in all societies - for access to information and to services, including for banking. Girls should be encouraged to study science, technology, engineering and maths, subjects which open up many opportunities, and more corporate effort is needed to promote women's participation and advancement in the technology sectors.

UNDP

8 women. 8 locations. 8 different jobs and life stories. This year UNDP decided to mark International Women's Day with a celebration of creativity, entrepreneurship and women's empowerment at the workplace. From Albania to Tajikistan, join us on this exhilarating journey.

FAO

Poverty, hunger, malnutrition: the solution to these global challenges rests upon unlocking the full potential of women in the world of work. Did you know that 52 per cent of Zimbabweans are women, and yet there are fewer women being represented in parliament (32%), local authority (16.7%) and in managerial positions in the private sector (21%)? Watch this animation to learn more.

UN Women

International Women's Day UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway to focus on the need for parental leave; Planet 50-50 gathers momentum in events around the world. 

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