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Homage to LGBTI victims of Orlando, Florida attacks, at the US Mission to the United Nations, in New York.
UN News Centre

As the United Nations celebrates 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a high-level event on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary killings of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) persons around the world, heard event moderator and Executive Director of OutRight Action International, Jessica Stern, describe the challenges facing the community as nothing short of a "global crisis".

UNAIDS

UNAIDS, chair of the H6 partnership (six United Nations bodies working on health-related issues) and the African Union have pledged to enhance their collaboration to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence, prevent HIV, and protect women's health and rights in humanitarian settings.

Winners of 'SDGs and Her' competition
UNDP

Today, the global winners of the SDGs and Her Competition were celebrated at a side-event during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly. The contest -- co-sponsored by the World Bank Group, UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School Zicklin Center -- showcases women micro-entrepreneurs who are helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their businesses.

UN Women

    Bringing the voices of women and girls to the global forum on top priorities and solutions to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    During the 71st session of the General Assembly, Phumzile Mlambo­Ngucka, ExecutiveDirector of UN Women, addresses the opening segment of the United Nations high­level summit on large movements of refugees and migrants on 19 September 2016 in the General A
    UN Women

      A guide to the global gender equality agenda at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73), who will be there and what's at stake.

      Two children read by candle light in Gaza.
      UN News Centre

      The Occupied Palestinian Territory now suffers the highest unemployment rate in the world, with incomes and agricultural production going down, the United Nations trade and development agency said on Wednesday, noting that women and young people were worst affected, as the Israeli occupation continues.

      The rainbow flag, commonly known as the LGBT pride flag.
      UN News Centre

      India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a key section of a colonial-era law which made specific sexual acts between adults illegal. "Today is a day of gay pride, a day of celebration, a day when respect and dignity was finally restored in India for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people," Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, said in a statement.

      Eight policewomen, representing different departments of Iraq's Ministry of Interior, attended the 2018 International Association of Women Police Conference in Calgary, Canada
      ReliefWeb

      As Iraq continues to face complex post-conflict challenges, the importance of an inclusive dialogue on peace and security is vital. Women are an important part of that discussion, and Iraq was the first Arab nation to issue a National Action Plan based on UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in 2014.

      OHCHR

      Rollback and regression on respect for international human rights norms threatens the sexual and reproductive health rights of women, including women with disabilities, UN human rights experts warned today.

      UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (left) interacts with women in Baidoa on her visit to Somalia.
      UN News Centre

      Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of the United Nations entity dealing with issues related to gender, UN Women, has encouraged Somalia to continue making progress in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka’s comments were made on Sunday in Baidoa, the interim capital of Somalia’s South West State (SWS), at the start of a three-day visit to the country, said UNSOM, the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia.

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