Posted by in News on September 30, 2015

Global Goals Cannot Be Achieved Without Ensuring Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Africa: As world leaders continued their Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals, UN Women and China co-hosted a landmark event on gender equality and women’s empowerment at which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared that the new Global Goals could not be achieved “without full and equal rights for half of the world’s population, in law and in practice.”

At the high-level ‘Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action’ world leaders are expected to make concrete commitments and firm pledges to overcome gender equality gaps. The event was convened in New York at UN Headquarters on the closing day of the three-day UN Sustainable Development Summit.

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Source: Allafrica