5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss at the United Nations General Assembly
Iran and the United States may be the headliners for this year’s United Nations General Assembly, but there are plenty of other world leaders who deserve our attention or scrutiny when they take the stage.
The leaders of Uzbekistan or Canada (yes, Canada!) may not make any of the highlight reels on the evening news during the annual meeting’s coverage, but they’re among the countries to watch at this year’s global event.
What’s at stake?
Just some of the most important issues of our time, like women's rights, a free press and fighting terrorism.
When it comes to equal rights for women around the world, progress always seems painfully slow, but there are a few bright spots in legal advancement that are worth celebrating.
The World Bank studied 143 countries in “Women, Business and the Law 2014” and found mostly bad news. About 90 percent of the time, at least one law is gender-biased and restricts women in a way that men were free.
Then there are these countries, and a handful of others, that have managed to make life a little bit better for women and girls. We’re grateful for every baby step to equality.