On Peacekeepers Day, UN to spotlight vital role of women peace operations
In observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, on Friday, Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to pay tribute to all the UN blue helmets who have lost their lives since 1948. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: Women act as ‘agents of change’ in climate emergency
Women around the world can act as “agents of change” and find solutions to the challenges provoked by the global climate crisis, according to the UN’s specialized gender agency, UN Women.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Displaced and stateless women and girls face heightened risk of violence amid coronavirus pandemic
As COVID-19 continues to take lives and change communities around the world, the virus is also creating massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes, a top official at the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Monday, stressing that global protection staff are on high alert and adapting life-saving support programmes for those subjected to violence.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN backs global action to end violence against women and girls amid COVID-19 crisis
The United Nations is advocating immediate global action to end all forms of violence against women and girls in the midst of a global upsurge related to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNFPA advocates for women, girls suffering unseen impacts of COVID-19 pandemic
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is pledging support for those suffering from invisible impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including women and girls whose access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health care may be disrupted.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More support needed for victims of sexual abuse by UN personnel
Although measures to support victims of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) committed by UN personnel are proving effective, there is still room to do more, the senior official leading these efforts told journalists in New York on Friday.    (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More support key for counter-terrorism in Africa, where ‘misogyny is at the heart of so many’ groups
The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for greater international support to African countries in their continued fight against terrorism and violent extremism, particularly in parts of the Sahel, the Lake Chad Basin region and the Horn of Africa.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN programme to help spare millions from child marriage, extended to 2023
Millions of girls have been able to avoid “an unwanted marriage and an unwelcome end to their childhood”, since the launch four years ago, of a joint UN agency programme, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Afghanistan peace prospects ‘slim’ without women’s participation: Hillary Clinton
There can be no sustainable peace in Afghanistan if women are not at the negotiating table, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ambassadors and activists at UN Headquarters on Tuesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amid COVID-19 constraints, UN women ’s commission meets to push gender equality forward
Despite constraints imposed by the new coronavirus disease, activists for gender equality gathered at UN Headquarters on Monday for the latest session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to reinforce the message that women’s rights are human rights.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No sustainable development or peace without women: UN deputy chief
The world will not be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if half the planet is left behind, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said in Papua New Guinea on Sunday: International Women’s Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day: Gender equality benefits everyone
The benefits of gender equality are not just for women and girls, but “for everyone whose lives will be changed by a fairer world”, the chief of UN Women said in her message for International Women’s Day (IWD) at UN Headquarters on Friday, being celebrated in New York, ahead of the official day. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International Women's Day: progress on gender equality remains slow
Women's Rights in Review, 25 years after Beijing takes stock of how the landmark gender equality plan, the Beijing Platform for Action, is being implemented and calls for greater parity and justice. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report reveals nearly 90 per cent of all people have ‘a deeply ingrained bias’ against women
Despite decades of progress in closing the gender equality gap, close to nine out of 10 men and women around the world, hold some sort of bias against women, according to new findings published on Thursday from the UN Development Programmme (UNDP). (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deadlock broken, South Sudan on road to ‘sustainable peace’, but international support still key
Positive developments in South Sudan have “moved the country further along the road to sustainable peace”, the top UN official there told Security Council members on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World remains a ‘violent, highly discriminatory place’ for girls
Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not only common, but widely accepted, a new UN report revealed on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fighting discrimination against women is key to beating AIDS
“The struggle to beat AIDS is inseparable from the struggle for women’s rights and from the struggle against all forms of discrimination”. This is the message from Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS, on Zero Discrimination Day, which falls on Sunday March 1. The theme of this year’s Day is the fight against discrimination faced by women and girls, and the organization aims to raise awareness, mobilize action, and promote equality. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Make this the century of women ’s equality: UN chief
The 21st century must be the century of women’s equality, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday evening, in a call to transform the world by ensuring equal participation for all.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A UN-backed boost for women-run businesses in the developing world
Many women running small businesses in emerging markets in developing countries have to juggle their business objectives with family obligations and personal savings goals. By supporting a women-focused bond providing loans to microfinance institutions and impact enterprises, the UN is helping women entrepreneurs facing similar challenges, to succeed in their professional and private lives. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN human rights chief warns of women ’s rights complacency
Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has warned against complacency on women’s rights at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, a landmark agenda for the empowerment of women. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teenage girls' education, ‘an indispensable foundation’ for achieving development goals: Guterres
Promoting education for adolescent girls is an “indispensable foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”,  Secretary-General António Guterres declared at the launch event of the Drive for 5 education initiative at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, hosted by the Irish Mission to the United Nations. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$683 million appeal to deliver reproductive health services, where they ’re most needed
With more than half of all maternal deaths occurring in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragility, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is calling for greater international support to provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services in these locations.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

With science ‘held back by a gender gap’, Guterres calls for more empowerment for women and girls
Fewer than 30 per cent of the world’s scientific researchers are women: that’s just one of the statistics showing how many challenges remain for women and girls in the scientific field, as the world marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Central African Republic: One year after peace deal, a ‘long, steep’ road ahead to ensure child rights protections
A year since the signing of a peace deal between the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Thursday that millions of children across the country remain threatened by violence and a lack of access to food, health care and other basic needs.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: UN official welcomes release of women and children abducted by armed group
The expert leading UN efforts to stamp out sexual violence committed during wartime has welcomed the release of 78 women and 50 children by an armed group in South Sudan.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coding in Namibia: UN supports young women ’s computing career dreams
Six young women from Namibia are on the path to a career in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), with the support of the UN office in the country.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health services for Syrian women caught up in war, foster safety and hope: UNFPA
Continued displacement from conflict-affected areas in northeast Syria leaves women and girls in urgent need of safe spaces, shelter and reproductive health services, according to a Flash Update this week from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tackling femicide in Argentina: a UN Resident Coordinator blog
Tackling violence against women is crucial to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In January, the United Nations launched a Decade of Action to support meeting the 17 goals by 2030.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women in Business'must be knowledgeable and trust their knowledge '
Women who set up their own businesses will succeed if they are knowledgeable about their field and “trust their knowledge”; that’s according to the owner of a successful wine bar and store in the city of New Orleans in the United States.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FIRST PERSON: Community helping to heal New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is marking its centenary in 2019 and as part of the commemoration has launched a photography project called “Dignity at Work: The American Experience” to document the working life of people across the United States. UN News joined the ILO on a visit to the southern US state of Louisiana.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FIRST PERSON: Wine still helping heal, post-Hurricane Katrina
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is marking its centenary in 2019 and as part of the commemoration has launched a photography project called “Dignity at Work: The American Experience” to document the working life of people across the United States. UN News joined the ILO on a visit to the southern US state of Louisiana.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FIRST PERSON: Feeling the milliner ’s vibe
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is marking its centenary in 2019 and as part of the commemoration has launched a photography project called “Dignity at Work: The American Experience” to document the working life of people across the United States. UN News joined the ILO on a visit to the southern US state of Louisiana.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FIRST PERSON: Chef ’s ‘labour of love’ key ingredient for life in the kitchen
The International Labour Organization is marking its centenary in 2019 and as part of the commemoration has launched a photography project called “Dignity at Work: The American Experience” to document the working life of people across the United States. UN News joined the ILO on a visit to the southern US state of Louisiana.    (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Violence against women a barrier to peaceful future for all
Senior officials from across the United Nations on Wednesday stood in solidarity with survivors of violence against women and activists working to end the all-too common human rights violation. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: Gaza men advocate for an end to early marriage  
A group of thirty men in Gaza have succeeded in preventing the early marriage of girls under the age of 18, from 50 different families, thanks to a training programme supported by the UN gender agency, UN Women. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nairobi summit: Women ’s empowerment a ‘game changer’ for sustainable development
The global goal of a sustainable future for all cannot be achieved until women, girls and young people gain control over their own bodies and lives, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told world leaders meeting in Nairobi on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

25 years on from landmark conference, millions of women and girls still in danger: UN deputy chief
The UN Deputy Secretary-General has called for gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights to be integrated at the heart of global efforts to achieve a sustainable future for all. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN policewoman recognized for ‘speaking up and speaking out’ on behalf of the vulnerable
At the core of peacekeeping lies the notion of shared responsibility, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, presenting this year’s award for Female Police Officer of the Year, to a woman who “has made a career of speaking up and speaking out on behalf of all vulnerable populations”. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - November 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unity, regional cooperation and international support needed for Horn of Africa to develop sustainably  
The road ahead “will not be easy” for the Horn of Africa, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Monday, briefing the Security Council on her Joint Solidarity Mission with the African Union (AU) at the end of October.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - November 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New UN Female Police Officer of the Year prioritizes ‘preventing sexual exploitation and abuse’
“An inspiration to all of us” is how top Police Adviser Luis Carrilho, described this year’s winner of the UN Female Police Officer of the Year Award, which was announced on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wednesday ’s Daily Brief: Iraq protests, ‘historic’ Syria talks, Chile pulls out of COP25, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, new nuclear watchdog chief
A recap of Wednesday’s stories: new Syria talks begin in Geneva; Chile pulls out as host of major climate conference; UN calls for national talks to break cycle of violence in Iraq; UN chief voices ‘serious concern’ over Guinea-Bissau political crisis; IOM suspends South Sudan Ebola screening; UN atomic watchdog appoints new leader.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reparations for sexual violence in conflict – ‘what survivors want most, yet receive least’
Ten years ago, the UN Security Council established a mandate to prevent and address the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence. At a commemorative event on Wednesday, the UN deputy chief described that commitment as essential to “highlight, prevent and seek justice for this crime”. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Real change’ involving women in peace and security, still too slow, Guterres tells Security Council
The Women, Peace and Security agenda must continue to be “one of the top priorities of the United Nations”, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Tuesday, in an open debate on how best to accelerate change. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Monday ’s Daily Brief: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, gender gap in Latin America, Syria talks in Geneva, human rights in Egypt, the future of digital telecommunications
A recap of Monday’s top stories: ‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Israel and Palestine demands viable two-State solution; gender gap persists in Latin America’s workforce; Syria envoy urges prisoner release ahead of talks in Geneva; Egypt urged to end repression of protesters and rights defenders; future of digital communications discussed at  world conference.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More women in Latin America are working, but gender gap persists, new UN figures show
More women are entering the workforce across Latin America, with an increase in 11 per cent in the last 30 years, putting the region ahead of the curve when it comes to growth in female labour force participation, according to new data published by the United Nations on Monday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One-in-four pregnancies unplanned, two-thirds of women  foregoing contraceptives 
Around two-thirds of sexually active women surveyed in a new UN study indicated that although they wished to avoid or postpone having children, they had stopped relying on contraception out of concern for how it was affecting their health. As a result, around a quarter of all pregnancies are unplanned.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Monday ’s Daily Brief: Online hate, gender equality in Africa, Chile protests, African migrants in Europe, Security Council in South Sudan
A recap of Monday’s main stories: companies ‘failing’ to address offline harm incited by online hate; gender equality ‘precursor’ to sustaining peace; UN rights chief urges ‘immediate dialogue’ to resolve Chile crisis; African migrants would make perilous Europe journey again; Security Council visits South Sudan.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rural women a ‘powerful force’ for global climate action: UN Secretary-General
Rural women and girls across the world are a “powerful force” in global action to respond to climate change, according to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Friday ’s Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media
Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey’s Syria offensive; history’s made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist’ use of social media in attacks must be curbed. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth
The historically male-dominated shipping industry should clear the decks for a new generation of women, whose empowerment would help fuel economic growth, and speed up the drive towards “safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping”. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news