Gender Equality

A mother and child at a community clinic in rural northeastern Bangladesh. 
Photo: UN Photo/ Mark Garten.

The 56 Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 56) ended without agreed conclusions, almost one week over time. Norway finds the result deeply regrettable, particularly for rural woman, which was the theme for this year’s meeting. Read more

Photo: Stéfan/Flicr (Creative commons BY-NC-SA 2.0).

Thursday, the UN Human Rights Council held the first debate on how the UN can help to combat violence and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre commented, “This is a historic moment for the UN. Under the leadership of South Africa, we have at last had a debate on how the international community can promote... Read more

Under Secretary General Michelle Bachelet of UN Women at discussion on gender equality  - the Nordic way. 
Photo: Cia Pak/ Scannews.

Michelle Bachelet of UN Women praised the the gender-equality policies of the Nordic countries' when she attended a seminar hosted by the Nordic Council of Ministers at the UN on Wednesday 29 February. Read more

A group of African women leaders have met with Norway’s UN Ambassador Morten Wetland to discuss the how UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security is being implemented in their countries. Read more

Photo: Martin Lerberg Fossum.

Is the workplace a masculine domain? And can we mandate sexual attitudes? Some of the questions that came up at our panel discussion "Sex & The Office" - Gender equality at home and at work. Read more