2016 UN General Assembly Week - In Focus:
Economic Empowerment
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Unequal: How Nepal’s Citizenship Laws Prevent Young Women from Achieving Their Dreams

By Bidhyalaxmi Maharjan, Women LEAD’s Communication Intern

Life has never been easy for Reni.* When her father died of cancer, she took over her family shop, but it was very difficult for her family of seven to live on the shop. Later, when an acquaintance offered her a job at a finance company, she was more than happy to get a job that paid her 7,000 rupees, or $70, a month. But she did not get the job for one reason—she was not a Nepali citizen.
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It’s Time to Deliver for Good

By Patrick McCrummen, Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact | Implementation of the Global Goals starts with girls and women. As Katja Iversen put it, there is a “simple truth…that evidence keeps showing it pays to invest in girls and women, [because] it creates a ripple effect, going beyond the individual to families, communities, nations and the whole world.” Read more...


6 Important Things President Buhari Told the 71st UN General Assembly

By Adetula David, Ventures Africa | President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for the second time yesterday. The Nigerian president took the opportunity to tell other world leaders what he is doing to help the realization of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Read more...


UN Commission: New investments in global health workforce will create jobs and drive economic growth

By World Health Organization | The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, chaired by H.E. François Hollande and H.E. Jacob Zuma, today delivered its final report and recommendations to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Read more...


Safe Birth, Everywhere

By Joy Marini, Executive Director, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact | I hear the stories of women giving birth in the desert and beneath underpasses, out of reach of a skilled birth attendant or a clean, safe, dignified facility. They are refugees. They’ve fled their homes, seeking safety and hope following conflict or natural disaster. Read more...



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Equal economic empowerment of women would add up to $28 trillion in annual GDP by 2025. #GlobalGoals #UNGA
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