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The first High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, themed "Ensuring no one is left behind," will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York, from 11 to 20 July.

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The men at the factory would stare at me and tell me that I was old enough 'to be eaten. I was the newcomer. Walking the small distance from my sewing machine to the toilet used to be very uncomfortable.' New women coming to work at the factory often experienced harassment.

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Safe and child-friendly, Georgia's domestic violence shelters, set up with UN Women support, give women job training and medical, psychosocial and legal assistance to help them rebuild their lives.

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Tunisia's Parliament has approved an amendment ensuring that women have greater representation in local politics. This amendment, which applies to both municipal and regional elections, includes a proposal for "horizontal and vertical" gender parity in Article 49 of the electoral law.

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Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009.

 

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I thank the University for having us today, and I thank the women in the room for inspiring us to do the things that we do. Today is an all-around win, win, win day. I want to also acknowledge the presence of my Deputy Executive Director, Mrs.

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Date: 23 May 2016 In an effort to build consensus to end the Syrian crisis, a diverse group of over 130 Syrian women political and civil society activists met in Beirut, Lebanon from 20-22 May and forged a statement of unity, overcoming significant political divides.

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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec will join other world leaders at the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) held today and tomorrow in Istanbul, Turkey. The first gathering of its kind, the Summit aims to place humanity—people’s safety, dignity and the right to thrive—at the heart of global decision-making and initiate a set of concrete actions and commitments to enable countries and communities to better prepare for and respond to crises. 

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The situation is very grim in Iraq. We run into many young women who have run away from their homes, who have been trapped by a trafficking group who have put them in brothels, who want to escape to have a better life, and they cannot go back home because they will be killed.

2 May 2016

In preparation of the 2016 High-level Political Forum under the auspices of ECOSOC, UN Women is organizing a side event on addressing gender perspectives in the national voluntary reviews at the Forum. The event will take place on 2 May 2016 from 1:15 to 2:30 pm EST at the ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, in New York. This event is restricted to those who have access to the ECOSOC chamber.

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