Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri, at the High-level Lunch Celebrating Women of Achievement Contributing to Sustainable Development, Peace and Security on 20 September in New York.
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Top United Nations officials today called on leaders to attend the World Humanitarian Summit in May and make concrete commitments to enhance gender equality, as women and girls are "central" to humanitarian action.
Hailing vital commitments the African Union (AU) has made on human rights and women's rights, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged the continent's leaders to move on from setting standards to what he called "the three I's" - Implementation, Institution-building and Investment in real change - and set a shining example for the wider world.