Third Committee Experts Denounce Uptick in Violence against Women, Children, as Delegates Call for Action to Preserve Decades of Gender Equality Gains

GA/SHC/4291 GENERAL ASSEMBLYTHIRD COMMITTEE SEVENTY-FIFTH SESSION, VIRTUAL DIALOGUES (AM & PM) The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to wipe out a generation of progress in gender equality, United Nations experts told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as they led a series of interactive dialogues that explored how best to uphold the rights of women and children amid increases in violence and suffering brought on by new virus-induced realities. The day’s discussions — all held online — touched on topics from discrimination against women and girls, to obstetric fistula and…

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PAHO and IOM sign agreement to improve the health of 70 million migrants in the Americas

Washington D.C., October 9, 2020 (PAHO) – More than 70 million migrants living across international borders in the Region of the Americas are set to benefit from a joint agreement signed today by Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and António Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Under the agreement, PAHO and IOM will focus on scaling up coordinated interventions to support countries of the Americas in addressing health and migration, while leaving no one behind. It will also ensure greater…

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