Month: July 2019

25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief

Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-level General Assembly meeting on Tuesday conevened to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), a milestone in reproductive health and rights. “Violence against women and girls affects one-in-three women worldwide”, the UN […]

Climate change threatens progress across sustainable development, warns new UN report

Four years into the Sustainable Development Goals, progress has been made in some areas, but monumental challenges remain. The impacts of climate change and increasing inequality across and within countries are undermining progress on the sustainable development agenda, threatening to reverse many of the gains made over the last decades that have improved people’s lives, warns […]