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UN body to promote equality for women an historic initiative

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, said today that the establishment of a single United Nations body to promote equality for women was momentous because it sent an international message that gender equality is and should be important to people and governments around the world. ‘UN Women’ will bring together the financial and human resources of four areas of the United Nations so that its impact on progressing gender equality will be increased.

Media Release (05/07/10) from Australian Human Rights Commission