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U.N. Officials Continue To Call For Gender Equality At Commission On Status Of Women Session

The Guardian: U.N. Women’s head: ‘Historic shift’ needed to find concrete ways to end gender inequality
“The resolve of world leaders to end gender inequality will be tested at this year’s Commission on the Status of Women, the head of U.N. Women told delegates during the opening session on Monday. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said the annual two-week meeting in New York would be critical in finding concrete ways to implement the ambitious sustainable development goals (SDGs), a blueprint for development to 2030 that member states adopted in September. She urged leaders to make ‘an historic shift’ in agreeing ways to implement the goals — specifically goal five, which promises to end gender inequality and empower women and girls…” (Ford, 3/15).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. Commission on Status of Women opens with calls to ‘seize the day;’ ensure gender equality
“…Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka added that this is the moment ‘to capitalize on all the positive commitments,’ and the moment to Step It Up for Gender Equality, referring to U.N. Women’s call to action, to which 98 countries have pledged…” (3/14).