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The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

From 14 to 24 March 2016, the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Representatives of Member States, United Nations entities, and Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) accredited non-governmental organizations from all...

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CSW60 Investing in women’s nutrition for healthy, smart and more sustainable societies

  |   SUN UN Network

On 21 March 2016, the Food and Agricultural Organization, World Health Organization and UNICEF event for the occassion of the 60th Annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held an event titled "Investing in women's nutrition for healthy, smart and more sustainable choices." This event...

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The Celebration of International Women’s Day 2016 across the SUN Movement

  |   SUN Country Network

On 8 March 2016, organisations and individuals around the world celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) to recognise the economic, political and social achievements of women around the world. SUN Countries and Networks recognise gender equality and women’s empowerment as a necessary intervention to end malnutrition, and therefore,...

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The SPRING Project makes a nutrition #PledgeForParity on Women’s Day

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On 8 March 2016, the USAID funded global nutrition project, Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING), joined the global health and nutrition communities by pledging for parity for women and adolescent girl in their quest to end malnutrition. SPRING recognises the critical role women...

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Economic Community of West African States celebrates Women’s Day with multiple events

  |   SUN Country Network

On 8 March 2016, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission and sister institutions celebrated International Women's Day with a visit to the National Hospital and the Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Nigeria. A commemorative event was also held at the auditorium of the ECOWAS...

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The International Womens Day website focuses their efforts towards a #PledgeForParity campaign

  |   SUN Donor Network, SUN Business Network

On 8 March 2016, the International Women's Day campaign #PledgeForParity called for urgent action to accelerate gender parity. The campaign is led from the website www.internationalwomensday.com and is organised in two areas to generate momentum around the day. Celebrate #IWD2016 The website is a hub to showcase activities...

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The United Nations lead International Women’s Day with the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”

  |   SUN UN Network

On 8 March 2016, United Nations agencies led International Women's Day under the theme "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality” to reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals. The...

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A National Stakeholders Consultative Forum brings people together for Women’s Day in Nigeria

  |   SUN Country Network

On 8 March 2016, a National Stakeholders Consultative Forum was held in Abuja, Nigeria, to advance the agenda for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The event gathered 569 stakeholders who made policy and programmatic recommendations for the country. Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Ms. Aisha Jummai...

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Niger’s government commits that efforts will be accelerated across sectors to empower all women by 2030

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On 8 March 2016, the Government of Niger celebrated International Women's Day with an official ceremony at the Palais des Congrès in Niamey. Niger's Minister of Population, Promotion and Protection of Women, Ms. Kafa Rekiatou Christelle Jackou and United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Fopde Ndiaye, attended the...

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