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‘Milestone’ UN gender equality agreement

‘Milestone’ UN gender equality agreement

UN Member states have agreed that gender equality and women’s rights must be prioritised in future discussions on what should be included in the next set of sustainable development goals.

After two weeks of negotiations in New York, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) ended in the early hours of Saturday morning with an agreement that called for the acceleration of progress towards achieving the millennium development goals, and confirming the need for a stand-alone goal on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the set of international targets that will be introduced once they expire in 2015. The agreement also said gender equality must underpin all other goals.

Guardian article

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