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The United Nations rights chief today welcomed the judgement delivered by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba, a Congolese national found guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including rape, murder and pillage, committed in 2002 and 2003 in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Women wash dishes in Kraing Serey village, Kampong Speu province, Cambodia. Photo: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok La
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia today announced she will be visiting the country Monday to assess the enjoyment of rights by women and indigenous peoples in the country.

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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.

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During a conversation on how to achieve gender equality on the sidelines of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the Prime Minister of Canada and the head of UN Women - the United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender rights - highlighted that the movement needs to involve everyone in society, not just women.

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At the opening of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations officials today highlighted the progress made in achieving gender equality, while calling on the world to do much more to fight for women and girls' rights.

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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.

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to put the victims who were drafted by Japan as so-called "comfort women" during the Second World War at the centre of any resolution of the issue, following a meeting at United Nations Headquarters with one of the victims.

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Investing in adolescent girls - especially in their education and reproductive health and rights - will ensure sustainable development for all, according to United Nations officials, government representative, experts, and young women who gathered today at an event at UN Headquarters.

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A new United Nations report on the human rights situation in South Sudan published today describes a multitude of horrendous violations in "searing detail," in particular by Government forces, including cases of civilians burned alive or cut to pieces and a teenage girl being raped by ten soldiers.

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Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, will be the focus of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which begins its 60th session in New York next week.

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