UNCA: New strategies needed to achieve gender equality at work

Work meeting. ILO PHOTO@Maillard J.

Improving women’s working lives will require new strategies and concrete action, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). The agency notes that many countries have incorporated the principle of equality and non-discrimination into their national legislation —but millions of women still face barriers at the workplace. ILO’s Sandra Kuchen reflects on the progress made around the world for women, but also on the challenges that still interfere with reaching gender equality in the workplace.

"We may lose the gains we've made": Special Envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific

Prasada Rao

Bringing the fight against HIV/AIDS to the forefront of development goals on health is one of Prasada Rao's main goals as the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific. In this region, the number of new HIV infections has fallen by 26 per cent in the last ten years, with a number of countries reducing infections by over 50 per cent in that time. Stephanie Coutrix asked Prasada Rao about the challenges he faces as Envoy on AIDS in Asia and the implications of his work as emissary.

Pakistani student says education is a powerful tool to bring harmony in society

Ibrahim Khan (right)

A Pakistani graduate student says that peace in his country can be promoted through education. Ibrahim Khan, who comes from North-Western Pakistan, was at UN Headquarters recently to participate in an event on "Promoting peace through education". Twelve students who participated in the event organized by the Committee of Teaching about the United Nations presented posters on various themes of their choice. UN Radio's May Yacoub asked Ibrahim Khan why he chose the theme "Crafting Peace Through Education as an Alternative to Drones" for his poster.

Presenter: Stephanie Coutrix
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"

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