UN Agencies Vow to Act for Girls in Developing World

Six agencies of the United Nations jointly vowed to boost support for programs that empower adolescent girls in developing countries in the next five years.

On the sidelines of a 15-year review of the 1995 Beijing agenda for women empowerment in New York, the United Nations Population Fund led five other U.N. organizations in reaffirming commitment to the promotion of girls’ rights, education, health and leadership development.

The U.N. agencies said in a joint statement that they will tap the community, government agencies, civil society and adolescent girls to promote five key areas of action: education, health, protection from violence, leadership development and extensive collection of data on girls for monitoring and policy development. 

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