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Iran’s contested bid to join UN Women [Updated]

On Tuesday, Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi stated that it’s “like a joke” that Iran and Saudi Arabia could end up with seats on the board of the UN Women, the new UN entity responsible for accelerating the needs of women and girls worldwide. Regardless of this, Saudi Arabia, a country where women […]

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UN approves new entity: UN Women

Ten years ago at the Millennium Summit, leaders from around the world adopted eight Millennium Development goals, ranging from halting the spread of HIV/AIDS to cutting in half the cases of extreme poverty, that were broadly viewed as the new blueprint for national and international development policy. With a 15 year timeline, now only five years from expiration, the United Nations has proceeded to approve a groundbreaking new plan that will see tremendous investment shifted to where it decidedly matters most: Women.

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