Commentary & Opinion
U.N. System Lacks "Serious Focus on Gender" Issues, Opinion Piece Says
May 26, 2009
"The most lamentable and heart-breaking dimension of multilateralism" is the "absence of any serious focus on gender throughout" the United Nations system, Stephen Lewis, founder of AIDS-Free World, writes in a London Independent opinion piece. He adds, "I can cite chapter and verse, but let me start by telling you that whether it is poverty alleviation, or HIV and AIDS, or sexual violence and conflict, the whole panoply of discrimination visited on women around the world, particularly in developing countries, the U.N.'s agencies and the Secretariat have been profoundly delinquent in their response."
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