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‘Stronger’ effort must be made to cement peace deal for South Sudanese women and girls: UN Women chief

‘Stronger’ effort must be made to cement peace deal for South Sudanese women and girls: UN Women chief
Putting the latest peace deal into real effect across South Sudan, must include addressing “in a stronger manner, the challenges facing women and girls”, said the UN’s leading voice for gender-equality, who is part of a joint United Nations-African Union delegation to the country this week.
‘Stronger’ effort must be made to cement peace deal for South Sudanese women and girls: UN Women chief
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege awarded Nobel Peace Prize

UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist helping victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC) won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Access to legal abortion services needed, to prevent 47,000 women dying each year – UN rights experts

Access to legal abortion services needed, to prevent 47,000 women dying each year – UN rights experts
States across the world should act now to decriminalise abortion and make every effort to ensure women and girls have the right to make their own decisions about pregnancy, said a group of United Nations human rights experts on Friday, in a statement marking International Safe Abortion Day.
Access to legal abortion services needed, to prevent 47,000 women dying each year – UN rights experts
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Deputy UN chief hails ‘political courage’ of Latin American countries ‘to confront and end femicide’

Deputy UN chief hails ‘political courage’ of Latin American countries ‘to confront and end femicide’
A 50 million Euro investment aimed at helping to end the scourge of femicide – where women and girls are killed just because of their gender – was announced at United Nations Headquarters on Thursday, thanks to the ‘political courage’ of a group of Latin American countries, said the UN deputy chief.
Deputy UN chief hails ‘political courage’ of Latin American countries ‘to confront and end femicide’
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Somalia has ‘once in a generation’ gender equality opportunity – UN Women chief

Somalia has ‘once in a generation’ gender equality opportunity – UN Women chief
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of the United Nations entity dealing with issues related to gender, UN Women, has encouraged Somalia to continue making progress in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Somalia has ‘once in a generation’ gender equality opportunity – UN Women chief
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria and Yemen

UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria and Yemen
Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, appealed on Monday.
UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria and Yemen
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief

When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief
Three-in-five babies, mostly born in low- and middle-income countries, are not breastfed within the first hour of life, placing them at higher risk of death and disease, according to a new United Nations report launched on Tuesday.
When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief

When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief
Three-in-five babies, mostly born in low- and middle-income countries, are not breastfed within the first hour of life, placing them at higher risk of death and disease, according to a new United Nations report launched on Tuesday.
When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

World Population Day: ‘A matter of human rights’ says UN

World Population Day: ‘A matter of human rights’ says UN
Family planning was affirmed to be a human right 50 years ago, leading to what would become the annual observation of World Population Day, which focuses attention on the impact the number of children born, has on the world.
World Population Day: ‘A matter of human rights’ says UN
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Africa’s Sahel region, Security Council hears

Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Africa’s Sahel region, Security Council hears
Women across Africa’s Sahel region can be agents for a “new paradigm” for peacebuilding and development that benefits all people there, the United Nations Security Council heard on Tuesday.
Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Africa’s Sahel region, Security Council hears
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population