International Women’s Day

The best investment for the future is to invest in the personal growth and development of the girls and women of this world.

“Let’s dedicate solid funding, courageous advocacy and strong political will to achieving gender equality around the world. There is no other major investment in our common future. “- Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations

The UN sees on this day an opportunity to assess the progress made in equality between men and women, determine where changes can be made and celebrate the courage and determination of ordinary women who have played a key role in the history of their lives. communities, countries and in the world.

Like every year on International Women’s Day, there is a topic to work on. In 2016 theme or challenge is: «For a Planet 50-50 in 2030: Let’s take the step for gender equality» .

The United Nations will study today, how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and promote the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals. It will also focus on new commitments by governments under the “Let’s take the step” initiative of UN Women and other existing commitments on gender equality, the empowerment of women and women’s human rights.

Here are some of the key objectives of the 2030 Agenda where you intend to start:

• Ensure that all girls and all boys complete the cycles of primary and secondary education, which must be free, fair and of quality and produce relevant and effective school results.

• Ensure that all girls and all children have access to early childhood care and development services and quality pre-school education, so that they are prepared for primary education.

• End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls around the world.

• Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual exploitation and other types of exploitation.

• Eradicate child, precocious and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

Source: http://www.un.org/es

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