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An economic model to estimate the costs of intimate partner violence - the most common form of violence against women in the Arab world - was spotlighted this week at the United Nations regional commission, based in Beirut, Lebanon.

 

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A three-day event on how to, among other things, improve women's involvement in the aerospace sector as well as in the fields of science, technology and mathematics, kicked off today under the leadership of two United Nations offices.

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today appointed Natalia Kanem of Panama to head the UN's women's health agency.

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More than 90 United Nations Member States have signed or intend to sign the voluntary compact on preventing and addressing sexual exploitation and abuse, answering the call of Secretary-General António Guterres to address the scourge.

 

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Warning that the horrific accounts of rape and sexual assault against Rohingya women and girls fleeing unrest in Myanmar could be "just the tip of the iceberg," the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) underscored the need to ensure that such violence is prevented and called for additional resources so that it can reach all those in need of assistance.

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Drawing on good practice from around the world, the top United Nation human rights official today launched an unprecedented set of global standards to support the business community in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people (LGBTI).

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision by Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive cars in the country.

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Large-scale displacement and a health system in tatters as a result of persistent violence by the Boko Haram terrorist group have left many - most worryingly, pregnant women and their unborn babies - vulnerable to cholera in the wake of an outbreak in August, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned

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The European Union and the United Nations today launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe.

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Striving to raise up women's pay across the world to equal men's, a new global coalition - which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization's entity promotion of women's rights - launched today on the eve of the General Assembly debate.

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