Gender equality vital for world to fulfill potential, Ban tells thousands at women’s march in New York

Posted on March 8, 2015 in News

8 March 2015 – Thousands of people gathered today in New York to march from United Nations headquarters to Times Square in commemoration of International Women’s Day and to demand greater efforts by Governments to achieve gender equality worldwide.

Among the many distinguished speakers who addressed marchers, the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, sounded a call for global action for women.

“When you hold back half of our population, we cannot realise 100 per cent of our potential,” he said. “We have to fully respect and use the potential of all of our women.” Read more