UN agencies on Tuesday issued an urgent call for action, emphasizing the severe health risks faced by pregnant women, babies and children due to worsening climate catastrophes.

UN Saudi Arabia/Shady Ahmed Tantwe | UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addresses the International Conference on Women in Islam in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

UN Photo/Tim McKulka | Women in Sudan advocate for a peace agreement.

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Persistent violence in Haiti remains a significant concern for the safety and welfare of its most vulnerable citizens, especially women and children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday, citing reports of an “alarming spike” in kidnapping and other crimes.

UN Women/Carlos Ngeleka. A woman sells food at a market in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

© UNOCHA/Charlotte Cans. An OCHA woman staff member meets displaced women in eastern Afghanistan

Closing the major gender gap in innovation and technology is the focus of the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which opened at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday. 

Barring girls and young women from classrooms in Afghanistan could wipe out huge gains made in education and create “a lost generation”, the UN’s educational and cultural organization, UNESCO, has warned.

Every 11 minutes, a woman or girl is killed by an intimate partner or family member, the UN chief said ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, commemorated on 25 November, urging everyone to “consign violence against women and girls to the history books”.

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