UN Foundation Boosts Campaign for Girls

The United Nations Foundation has vowed to boost its campaign for girls’ rights when world leaders meet in New York next week, Talk Radio News Service reports.

Asha-Rose Migiro, Tanzania-born deputy secretary-general of the U.N., called for stronger commitment among member states to work for the protection and development of girls, among targets under the Millennium Development Goals and the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

“Being a woman from Africa, achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) are a part of our day to day concerns,” Migiro said.

The Commission on the Status of Women is set to review the Beijing declaration and draw up measures to better promote girls’ rights, education, access to better health services and livelihood opportunities when members meet at the U.N. headquarters in New York March 1.

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