UNDP Africa head at the Commission on the Status of Women 2014

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UNDP Africa head at the Commission on the Status of Women 2014

As we are approaching the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and negotiating the Post-2015 Agenda, there is no other sub-region that better confirms that gender equality and women’s empowerment are a prerequisite, a means, and an objective of inclusive and sustainable development than Sub-Saharan Africa.   

It is right to say that MDG 3 is one of the Goals the continent is making appreciable progress. It is also right to note that progress towards other MDGs were partly driven by improved education for girls and by an improvement in women’s socioeconomic status, which may be the most effective prevention weapon against maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS.

We invite you to read the full article published March 11, 2014 by our partner, UNDP

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