A few days ago, I was sent an article that accused the United Nations of not "walking the walk" on women's empowerment. My gut reaction was to agree. Working for UNA-UK – an NGO offering independent analysis on the UN – I am only too aware of the areas in which the UN could improve its performance. And gender equality is one of them.
There has never been a woman at the helm of the UN. Female representation in senior professional positions falls short of the 30% target the UN recommends to states for their national parliaments. And a number of high-profile sexual harassment complaints have blighted its record, not least because its response has been slow and often defensive.… Seguir leyendo »