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Secretary-General's message on International Mother Women's Day

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

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MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

8 March 2014

 

This International Women’s Day, we are highlighting the importance of achieving equality for women and girls not simply because it is a matter of fairness and fundamental human rights, but because progress in so many other areas depends on it.

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Handbook on Realizing the Right to Water and Sanitation

“Handbook on Realizing the Right to Water and Sanitation,” which is currently being finalized by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, commenced on 29 January.

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Women gain as gender gap 'narrows'
For five years in a row, Iceland has been rated the country with the world's smallest gender gap by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The rating means Iceland is the country where women enjoy the most equal access to education and healthcare. It is also where women are most likely to be able to participate fully in the country's political and economic life.
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Roza Otunbaeva in the "150 fearless women" list

http://www.thedailybeast.com/features/150-women-who-shake-the-world.html

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EBRD PROMOTES GENDER EQUALITY

A joint EBRD-Women for Women International conference shed light on global engagement for gender equality, equality of opportunities and economic parity

By Sarah Pilchick

Legal rights for women are improving around the world, and yet many legal frameworks and implementation issues still complicate women’s full participation in the social and economic sphere.

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