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U.N. CSW Adopts Declaration Urging End To Violence Against Women, Girls

“A United Nations policy-making body has agreed upon a declaration urging an end to violence against women and girls despite concerns from conservative Muslim countries and the Vatican about references to women’s sexual and reproductive rights,” Al Jazeera reports (3/16). “Iran, Libya, Sudan and other Muslim nations ended threats to…

Michelle Bachelet Steps Down As Head Of U.N. Women

“Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who became head of the U.N. agency promoting women’s equality in July 2010, said Friday night that she is giving up the post and returning home, an announcement that comes amid widespread speculation she plans to run for president again this year,” the Associated Press/Washington…

Report Says Much Work Remains On Hunger, Nutrition; FAO Head Calls For ‘Integrated Nutrition Strategies’

“The world’s food security remains ‘vulnerable,’ new data suggests, with some 870 million people experiencing sustained hunger and two billion suffering from micronutrient deficiencies,” Inter Press Service reports. On Thursday, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released its 2012 Global Food Policy Report, which “says such numbers are ‘unacceptably…

U.N. Official Says North Korea Needs External Assistance To Ensure Food, Health Security

“The well-being of millions of people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) still depends on external assistance, a United Nations humanitarian official said [Friday], warning that without aid, their health and food security would be seriously compromised,” the U.N. News Centre reports. Desiree Jongsma, the U.N. resident coordinator…

U.N. SG Ban Calls On Public Health Academics To Play Role In Post-2015 Development Goals

Speaking on Wednesday at the Global Colloquium of University Presidents, hosted by New York University, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “called on the global public health academic community to be active partners in the future development framework as the international community starts to set its post-2015 anti-poverty goals,” the U.N. News Centre reports.…

New York Times Examines Muslim Brotherhood’s Objections To CSW Declaration; U.N. Members Continue To Push For Compromise

“Now, with a leader of the [Muslim] Brotherhood’s political arm in Egypt’s presidential palace and its members dominating Parliament, some deeply patriarchal views the organization has long taught its members are spilling into public view,” the New York Times reports, noting astatement released this week by the Brotherhood objecting to “a proposed United Nations…

U.S. Must Advocate For International Agreement To Address Gender Violence

“Having passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in Congress, despite attempts to block it by extreme conservatives, the United States has demonstrated its commitment to ending gender-based violence at home and can now support the world’s efforts to do the same,” contributor Chloë Cooney writes in the RH Reality Check blog.…

Objections From Vatican, Iran, Russia Threatening CSW Document

“Halfway into their two-week annual meeting, delegates to the Commission on the Status of Women fear they will not be able to agree on a final communiqué, just like last year,” a New York Times editorial writes. “Delegates and activists are pointing fingers at the Vatican, Iran and Russia for trying to…

FAO To Test New Food Security Measurement Tool

“The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is about to start testing a new way of measuring food security, which it hopes will provide a more timely and precise picture of hunger around the world,” AlertNet reports. “In collaboration with the polling firm Gallup, the FAO plans to collect information on the extent and…