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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