The Heat: UNGA – gender equality and women empowerment

The Heat

UN General Assembly 2017

One facet of the United Nations is dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

It’s called U.N. Women and it addresses global issues such as violence against women, discrimination and pay inequality.

To discuss the initiative and the progress made so far by the United Nations in fighting for women’s rights:

    • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, an under-secretary-general of the United Nations and the Executive Director of U.N. Women.

Tonight’s panel explores the issue and what is being done to improve women’s rights globally:

  • Joanna Chiu, a China correspondent for the international news agency, Agence France-Presse
  • Angelica Fuentes, a business executive, philanthropist and advocate for gender equality

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