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New York: The Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Afghanistan for another year to continue providing assistance to the Government and the people of the conflict-plagued country. more
International Women’s Day: The ‘time is now’ to transform global push for women’s rights into action – UN

New York: This year, International Women’s Day comes at a pivotal moment, and with a wave women’s activism – from the #MeToo movement to #TimesUp and beyond – expo ...

International Women's Day: Women affected more by climate change than men, study reveals

New Delhi: A new study has revealed that women are more likely to be affected by climate change than men.

Saudi Arabia allows women to join army as critics credit its feud with Iran behind female empowerment

Riyadh: Are the dark days of being a woman in Saudi Arabia slowly becoming a thing of the past? If the recent activities are taken into account, one can say that the country is taking gia ...

Asia-Pacific countries pledge women, girl’s empowerment at high-level UN forum

New York, Feb 25 (JEN): At a high-level United Nations regional consultation in Bangkok, senior government representatives from Asia and the Pacific committed to empower rural women and g ...

UN receives 40 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in last quarter of 2017

New York, Feb 23 (JEN): The United Nations has received 40 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse across its entities and implementing partners for the last three months of 2017, in ...

Afghanistan: UN mission welcomes new penal code, urges measures to protect women from violence

New York, Feb 23 (JEN): While welcoming the entry to force of a new Penal Code in Afghanistan as a having the “potential to trigger real change,” the United Nations mission in ...

Without firm action on gender equality, women’s empowerment, world may miss development targets

New York, Feb 15 (IBNS): Without speedy progress on gender equality and real action to end pervasive discrimination against women and girls, the global community will not be able to keep ...

Safe spaces: Tackling sexual harassment in science

Researchers, academics and scientists around the world are often victimized in a variety of ways – physically, emotionally, sexually, professionally, mentally – by those in po ...

Ahead of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UN calls for smashing stereotypes

New York, Feb 10 (JEN): It is time to support and invest in women and girls who want to pursue careers in scientific research, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres sai ...