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Committee on NGOs and NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC

On June 22, ECOSOC held an interactive dialogue to discuss the relationship between Non-Governmental Organizations and the United Nations. The NGO Committee on the Family was able to make a statement at the meeting, the full text of which is below.
If you are interested in watching the entire session, the link is available here. The NGO Committee on the Family’s statement starts at approximately 2:40.15.

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WHO study reveals ‘game-changer’ drug with potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth

WHO study reveals ‘game-changer’ drug with potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth
A stand-by drug used to prevent potentially-fatal bleeding after childbirth has some new competition – with improved benefits, according a United Nations health agency-led report.
WHO study reveals ‘game-changer’ drug with potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

New book honours UN women who made HERstory

New book honours UN women who made HERstory
Raising awareness of women’s contributions is critical to correcting historical imbalances that have undervalued their presence, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Wednesday.
New book honours UN women who made HERstory
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Saudi Arabia:  UN experts push for prompt release of women human rights defenders

Saudi Arabia:  UN experts push for prompt release of women human rights defenders
A ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia may have officially ended at the weekend, but on Wednesday, nine United Nations experts called for the immediate release of a number of women’s rights defenders who were imprisoned following a government crackdown which began in mid-May.
Saudi Arabia:  UN experts push for prompt release of women human rights defenders
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

As Saudi women take the wheel, UN chief hopes end of driving ban creates more opportunities for kingdom’s women and girls

As Saudi women take the wheel, UN chief hopes end of driving ban creates more opportunities for kingdom’s women and girls
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the lifting on Sunday of the driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia and expressed his hope that ending the prohibition will generate more new opportunities for women in the Kingdom.
As Saudi women take the wheel, UN chief hopes end of driving ban creates more opportunities for kingdom’s women and girls
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Stigmatized, shunned and shamed, International Widows’ Day draws attention to their unique needs

Stigmatized, shunned and shamed, International Widows’ Day draws attention to their unique needs
The loss of a spouse or partner is often devastating, but for many women it is magnified by a “long-term struggle” for basic needs, human rights and dignity, according to UN Women, in a message to mark International Widows’ Day.
Stigmatized, shunned and shamed, International Widows’ Day draws attention to their unique needs
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Stigmatized, shunned and shamed, International Widows’ Day draws attention to their unique needs

Stigmatized, shunned and shamed, International Widows’ Day draws attention to their unique needs
The loss of a spouse or partner is often devastating, but for many women it is magnified by a “long-term struggle” for basic needs, human rights and dignity, according to UN Women, in a message to mark International Widows’ Day.
Stigmatized, shunned and shamed, International Widows’ Day draws attention to their unique needs
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Women's rights face global pushback from conservativism, fundamentalism – UN experts warn

Women's rights face global pushback from conservativism, fundamentalism – UN experts warn
Women’s rights are under threat from a “backlash” of conservatism and fundamentalism around the world, a United Nation panel warned on Friday.
Women's rights face global pushback from conservativism, fundamentalism – UN experts warn
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Space science ‘superpowers’ can light the way to success for girls in ‘STEM’ fields, hears UN forum

Space science ‘superpowers’ can light the way to success for girls in ‘STEM’ fields, hears UN forum
On its opening day, a major United Nations forum on the peaceful uses of outer space, was issued a clear challenge to break through the so-called “glass ceiling” that prevents women and girls from achieving their full potential; especially in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Space science ‘superpowers’ can light the way to success for girls in ‘STEM’ fields, hears UN forum
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

UNICEF urges all countries to provide ‘Super Dads’ with paid leave

UNICEF urges all countries to provide ‘Super Dads’ with paid leave
Almost two-thirds of the world’s children under the age of one live in countries where fathers are not legally entitled to any paid paternity leave, according to a new analysis by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
UNICEF urges all countries to provide ‘Super Dads’ with paid leave
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population