“Sustainable development, a truly peaceful and harmonious society, are only possible when all talents, including the talents of women, are free to thrive. Peace and harmony among humans are only possible when all rights, including women’s rights, are recognized.”
–UN Human Rights Chief, Navi Pillay
International Women’s Day 2014
On 8 March 2014, the world will commemorate International Women's Day. It is a time to reflect on the advancements made in women’s rights, inspire change, and celebrate the women who have made an impact in their communities.
This year’s theme, “Equality for women is progress for all”, highlights how the importance of gender equality, empowerment of women, and the elimination of poverty are essential to economic and social development. Inter-agency efforts have focused on the need to ensure explicit attention to women's human rights in the future sustainable development goals.
On this occasion, the UN Human Rights Office is working to raise awareness about various concerns related to the human rights of women.
VIDEO MESSAGE FROM UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF NAVI PILLAY
Transcript in Word