International Women’s Day this year marked a march for women’s rights attended by thousands of people and the beginning of a two-week long UN Commission on the Status of Women.
Despite legal protections for gender equality, around 3,600 attacks against schools, students, and teachers were recorded in just the year 2012 alone.
The United States restored its funding for UNFPA under President Obama in 2009.
The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
The talks are a continuation of the UN Climate Summit in New York earlier this year, and a precursor to the 2015 climate meeting in Paris, where world leaders are expected to finalize a new global climate agreement.
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka reminded the international community that to end AIDS, we must first work to eradicate gender inequality.
Police brutality, military sexual assault, and gender-based violence in the US came under scrutiny this week.
“Now more than ever the international human rights community must continue to advocate and pressure the Salvadoran government to ensure women’s reproductive rights."
The designated day was created to raise awareness that gender inequality is still alive and well, and is worse in developing countries.
The United Nations last week condemned the brutal killings of women by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also know as ISIS.
"This should be a wake-up call for the international community. It’s the worst Ebola epidemic we’ve seen in history."
A joint study by three major women's health advocacy groups calls attention to the overwhelming disparity in health outcomes for women of color in the United States. The results of the study are now under the consideration of the United Nations.
The first World Day against Trafficking in Persons took place Wednesday in an effort by the United Nations to bring attention to the continuing need for international support in order to help trafficking victims and to end impunity for perpetrators.
The treaty, among other things, reaffirms the need for fundamental human rights for all people with disabilities, and highlights the need to recognize and respond to discrimination against those with disabilities.
The Committee called on the Archbishop to demonstrate the systems the Holy See has in place to prevent torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment, including rape and sexual abuse.
"The circumstances of the incarceration of the so-called Angola Three clearly show that the use of solitary confinement in the US penitentiary system goes far beyond what is acceptable under international human rights law," said Mendez.
The Holy See - the government of the Roman Catholic church - currently holds Non-Member State Permanent Observer status at the UN which gives it an influential role in the intergovernmental body.
In its final vote before adjourning for August recess, the Senate confirmed Samantha Power as the United States' ambassador to the United Nations.
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has voiced concerns that the rights of women in Afghanistan may be compromised in the interest of peace negotiations.