Rights / Gender
Women
New York, Nov 6 (JEN): The African Union-United Nations hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has expressed its “deep concern” about allegations circulating in local media over the mass rape of 200 women and girls in a town in the region’s North, declaring that it is conducting a thorough investigation into the veracity of the claims. more
In Burundi, UN envoy lauds role of women, youths in bringing peace to Great Lakes

New York, Oct 21 (JEN) Women and young people must play a central role in establishing a long-term peace for Africa’s Great Lakes Region amid the area’s renewed efforts to over ...

At UN-backed forum, Latin American, Caribbean nations pledge robust efforts against child labour

New York, Oct 16 (JEN) At a United Nations-backed regional conference held in Lima, Peru, 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries on Wednesday announced the launch of an initiative that bo ...

Improving health of women, children ‘moral imperative’ – Ban

New York, Sept 26 (JEN) Lauding the gains made in improving the health of women and children worldwide, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for renewed commitment and action to ...

Colombian women’s network receives annual UN refugee award

New York, Sept 13 (JEN) A Colombian women’s rights group, whose members put their lives on the line to assist survivors of forced displacement and sexual abuse, is this year’s ...

Citing women’s crucial role in peacebuilding, UN officials urge concrete support on ground

New York, Sept 4 (JEN) Women are crucial partners in peacebuilding and must be guaranteed the safe political space, including a seat at the “negotiating table,” to participate in ...

SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships - UN

New York, Sept 4 (JEN) Women and youth must be seen as partners in development and involved, not just included, in decision-making, according to discussions at the United Nations conference ...

Restoring dignity, ensuring ‘safe space’ for returning Nigerian schoolgirls critical : UN official

New York, Aug 21 (JEN) A United Nations official for Nigeria on Wednesday said that restoring the dignity and integrity of returning schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Chibok ...

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls not forgotten, UN chief declares as worldwide vigils begin

New York, July 24 (JEN) Marking 100 days since the brazen abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram terrorists, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his c ...

Easing plight of child migrants fleeing Central America requires ‘compassionate solutions’: Ban

New York, July 17 (JEN) Deeply concerned by the “urgent humanitarian situation” of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday c ...