RIGHTS: EU Faults U.N. for Slowdown in Gender Empowerment

March 9, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Against the backdrop of continued widespread gender discrimination worldwide, the European Union (EU) has urged Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to “urgently” speed up the creation of the proposed new U.N. agency for women.

The proposal for a “gender entity” was recommended by a high-level panel back in 2006 and approved by the 192-member General Assembly last year.

But for the last four years, the proposal has been kicked around in the corridors of the United Nations, short of implementation.

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