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Ban Calls On Business Leaders To Increase Investment In Women’s Education, Health At WEF

Speaking at an event organized by the Every Woman Every Child initiative on Thursday, “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [called on] business leaders attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, to increase their investment in women’s education and health to ensure their well-being and encourage their participation in the world economy,” the U.N. News Centre reports. “‘The business community can help. Your partnership is crucial in preventing unnecessary suffering for women and girls everywhere,’ Mr. Ban said, adding that despite recent progress, much remains to be done,” the news service notes.

“Ban underscored the need to boost maternal health efforts so that women everywhere can give birth safely” and “stressed the need to provide education for girls so they can lead productive lives, contribute to the economy and start families when they decide to do so,” according to the news service. “Ban also urged business leaders to continue to support the global fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria,” the news service adds (1/26).

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