Gender Equality Necessary To Achieve SDGs, U.N. SG Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: Greater focus on women’s empowerment can help achieve Global Goals — U.N. chief
“Gender equality remains the greatest human rights challenge of our time, and one way to achieve the goal is by empowering women to have greater choices economically and control over their lives, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared [Thursday], urging the international community to spearhead efforts that provide opportunities for women and girls. ‘I look forward to a time when all societies everywhere can reap the benefits of gender equality,’ said the secretary general at the High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment event [Thursday] at U.N. Headquarters in New York, co-organized by the panel’s secretariat and U.N. Women…” (9/22).