United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: A message on International Women’s Day

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: A message on International Women’s Day


As we commemorate International Women’s Day, 8 March 2012, gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide.  There are more women heads of state or government than ever, and the highest proportion of women serving as government ministers.  Women are exercising ever greater influence in business.  More girls are going to school, and are growing up healthier and better equipped to realise their potential.

Despite this momentum, there is a long ...


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