Report lays out "baseline" for progress in gender equality

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Mr. Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and
Ms. Francesca Grum, Chief of the Social and Housing Statistics Section, UN DESA. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Although women are outpacing men in achieving higher levels of education, they are still more likely to pursue the humanities as opposed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

That's according to the World's Women 2015, a UN report which looks at how women worldwide are faring in eight critical areas such as health, education, work, power and decision-making, and poverty.

Jorge Miyares has been speaking to Francesca Grum, head of the Social and Housing Statistics Section at the UN's Statistics Division.

Duration: 4'19"

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