Launch of UNIFEM's Biennial Global Report, Progress of the World's Women 2008/2009. Global report features new data and calls for stronger accountability systems to move from commitments on women's rights to results / UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to speak at UNIFEM launch event following press conference.
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Governments and Multilateral Organizations Must Do a Better Job of Answering to Women for Commitments Made, Says New UNIFEM Report
Video Coverage by The Voice of America on Progress 2008/2009
Progress 2008/2009 focuses on five key areas where the need to strengthen accountability to women is urgent: politics and governance, access to public services, economic opportunities, justice, and finally the distribution of international assistance for development and security.
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Progress 2008/2009 presents new data providing clear evidence that women's empowerment and gender equality are drivers for reducing poverty, building food security, reducing maternal mortality, and enhancing the effectiveness of aid.
World Leaders on Progress
"Who is accountable to women? Everyone in my government is." – José Luis RodrÃguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain