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Tue, 14 May 2019 13:43 - Updated Tue, 14 May 2019 13:43

A world first: Women at the helm of every UN Regional Commission

United Nations - Although United Nations Regional Commissions have been in existence for more than 70 years, for the first time ever, each one is currently headed by a woman designated by Secretary-General António Guterres.

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This accomplishment underscores that, since the day he took office, the UN chief has been determined to achieve gender parity by 2030 as part of the Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

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