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31/10/2010
October 2010 marked the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which highlights the importance of involving women in all aspects of peacekeeping and peacebuilding to conserve peace, security and livelihoods.
02/07/2010
Agricultural cooperatives can be an effective means to empower women in rural areas and help them to overcome the constraints they face, the Food and Agriculture Organization said in a statement released for the 16th International Day of Cooperatives.
01/07/2010
Tackling hunger requires moving from talk to action in ensuring that women farmers have equal access to agricultural resources and an equal voice in decision making at all levels, FAO said this week, as a high-level UN meeting put gender equality and women's empowerment at the top of the agenda.
28/06/2010
Turning the tide against hunger will require taking urgent action on gender inequality, one of the main obstacles to food and nutrition security, the Food and Agriculture Organization said on the eve of a high-level UN meeting on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
02/06/2010
Developing decent work opportunities for both women and men, especially young people new to the labour market, will be the focus of a global summit in Sweden on the future of employment.