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A scurry of activity greeted visitors at one of Antigua's two largest temporary shelters, National Technical Training Centre, which houses around 70 Barbudans displaced by Hurricane Irma. Shelter manager Samantha Burnette appeared with her phone in hand and a large, welcoming smile.

 

UNICEF

The Government of Zambia, the Government of Canada, UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women convened a United Nations General Assembly High Level side event to advocate for accelerating the Common African Position (CAP) on Ending Child Marriage.

Woman cooking meal outside her house in Boliar Bagh village, Sylhet province, Bangladesh.
17 October 2018

    On 17 October 1987, more than a hundred thousand people gathered in at the Trocadero in Paris, France, and declared that poverty was a human rights violation and one that had to be addressed. Five years later, the General Assembly adopted resolution 47/196, which officially declared 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. On this day, the everyday struggle of people living in poverty is recognized and it is a chance for their concerns to be heard.

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    This week UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched a new strategy to achieve gender parity across the United Nations - something he described as "an urgent need, a moral duty, an operational necessity - and a personal priority."

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    The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) today launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change with partners from the private sector, the academia and non-governmental organizations to encourage innovation and technology work better for young women and girls around the world.

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    As the rights of women and girls around the world are being reduced and restricted, the United Nations today marked International Women's Day with calls for empowering and educating women and girls to reach gender equality in the work place.

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    Every morning, Mrs. Khong rises before dawn to prepare the morning meal and tidy her modest home for her family in Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR. 

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    The fight against extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition is not possible without gender equality and women empowerment, José Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said today in Rome, where he called for more efforts to ensure that rural women, "the backbone of our work in agriculture," enjoy a level playing field.

    UNAIDS

    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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      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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