Gender equality and women empowerment priority for development

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Women tend crops in rural Afghanistan.UN Photo/Fardin Waezi

Gender equality and women's empowerment are prerequisites for sustainable development.

So says Lakshmi Puri, the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women.

Speaking in Nairobi, Kenya at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), she said it was crucial to invest more in women.

UNEA is a new world body that places environmental issues at the heart of international affairs.

Monica Grayley asked Lakshmi Puri, about her the message to the Assembly.

Duration: 2'26"

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