Annual U.N. CSW Session Examines Sustainability Links to Empowerment, Poverty, Violence

Jessica Buchleitner,  WNN Correspondent to the United Nations – WNN features (WNN) New York, New York, NORTH AMERICA –Coined the ‘busiest week for gender and women’s issues at the United Nations’ by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, delegates, diplomats, heads of states and civil society NGO leaders convened from March 14-24 at U.N. headquarters to examine […]

New report says global hunger can be reduced with push to meet MDG goals

New report says global hunger can be reduced with push to meet MDG goals

Megan Rowling for TRF – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF-Thomson Reuters Foundation) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: The Millennium Development Goal to halve the proportion of hungry people in the world is “within reach” but only if considerable extra effort is made immediately, U.N. food agencies said on Tuesday. The number of people suffering from chronic hunger – […]

Women’s Decade needs impetus

Women’s Decade needs impetus

Refiloe Joala – New Age – Thursday, 01 March 2012 The African Women’s Decade (2010-2020) is a bold political initiative that aims to put women at the centre of development on the continent. Launched in Nairobi, Kenya, in October 2010, with roots traceable to the UN First World Conference on Women, held in Mexico City […]

ARGENTINA: Families gain literacy through school cash program

ARGENTINA: Families gain literacy through school cash program

Marcela Valente – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) ARGENTINA :  Conditional cash payments to poor families with children in Argentina “have had a very positive impact”, says an enthusiastic Graciela Dulcich, the principal of a primary school in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Cash payments to poor parents on condition their children […]

Rights of women and girls need prominence in G8

Rights of women and girls need prominence in G8

AD McKenzie – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories (WNN MDG Stories): Ahead of this month’s G8 summit in France, parliamentarians from 35 countries have issued a strong call for leaders of the world’s major economies to focus on the role of women and girls in development. “We wish to draw the world’s attention […]