Women: focus on climate change, sustainable future and efforts to fight AIDS

A woman washes her clothes along the side of the road in the aftermath of the tropical storm “Hanna”. UN File Photo/Logan Abassi

Gender issues must be taken into account in new climate deal

The important linkages between gender issues and climate change are being emphasized as world leaders prepare to endorse a new, universal climate change agreement at the end of the year. Experts gathered for a panel discussion on the margins of the UN General Assembly to discuss the need to ensure that women's issues are taken into account in the new climate deal.  Veronica Reeves spoke to Dr Yannick Glemarec, the Assistant Secretary-General of UN Women.

Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe



Leaders encouraged to "Step it up for Gender Equality"

There can be no sustainable future if half the world's population lacks equal rights, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The UN chief is urging world leaders to make gender equality a global priority to achieve his vision of "a 50:50 Planet by 2030." Dianne Penn reports.


Charlize Theron. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Actress Charlize Theron says empower youth to end AIDS by 2030

South African actress Charlize Theron has joined African leaders in the campaign to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 in line with the new Sustainable Development Goals. The UN says this will require putting young people, particularly girls, at the centre of global efforts to fight the disease. Ana Carmo reports.

Presenter: Veronica Reeves
Production Assistant: Ana Carmo
Duration: 10’00″

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