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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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    Event webcast of the UN's official commemoration of International Women's Day 2016, New York, USA, on the theme "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality".

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    Emma Watson delivers an inspiring address on International Women's Day at the HeForShe Arts Week launch.

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      In September 2015, world leaders answered a call by UN Women to step it up for gender equality. From China to Liberia, Brazil to France, here's a selection of what the heads of state said.

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      From economic exclusion to violence targeting women and girls, the head of the United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality believes such challenges make it all the more critical to push ahead with the new global development agenda, which contains many targets specifically recognizing women's equality and empowerment.

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      Senior United Nations officials from around the world are marking International Women's Day with calls to "Step It Up" with more resources and greater political action to achieve gender equality by 2030.

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        On and around 8 March 2016, women and men are rising up, taking to the streets of their communities to march or raise awareness of women's rights. In honour of International Women's Day, myriad events are taking place in more than 60 countries across the globe to rile up support for several UN Women campaigns.

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        Rural women in Rwanda say a joint UN initiative is helping them both hope and plan for a better future, by empowering them with knowledge to improve and sustain their own livelihoods. 

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        Actor Daniel Craig visits the UN Mission in Cyprus in his role as Global Ambassador for the elimination of land mines and explosive hazards. Cyprus is the only UN mission with all-female leadership, including Force Commander Kristin Lund and Head of Mission, Lisa Buttenheim.

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        How a multi-agency programme is making a difference in the lives of rural women around the world.

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