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UN launches ‘Platform of Champions’ calling to end global gender pay gap

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With women being paid an average of 23 per cent less than men, the United Nations has launched a high-profile network to call for equal pay for work of equal value. “We want equal pay now,” yelled Academy Award-winning American actress Patricia Arquette and two-time Olympic gold medalist and soccer superstar Abby Wambach, leading a […]

UN Human Rights Council discusses situations in DPRK, Iran, Myanmar and Burundi

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At respective interactive dialogues today on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Burundi, Iran and Eretria, senior United Nations independent human rights experts called on the governments to take immediate steps to ensure human rights protection in their respective countries. During the dialogues, member countries of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council – the highest […]

In Nairobi, UN chief Guterres marks International Women’s Day, hails Kenya’s role in multilateralism

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The richness, welfare and prosperity of countries depend on the full integration of women in the development process, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, commemorating International Women’s Day at a ceremony in Nairobi as part of his visit to Kenya. Speaking at an event alongside the First Lady of Kenya, Mr. Guterres told the […]