‘Good’ pro­po­nent of gen­der equal­ity

The Washington Times Daily - - DECADE OF LEADERSHIP: UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY - G - Pres­i­dent Tarja Halo­nen For­mer Fin­land

“Mr. Ban Ki-moon is a sea­soned, dis­creet diplo­mat who has ac­com­plished a lot dur­ing his term as sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the U.N. He has been a good pro­po­nent of gen­der equal­ity and the rights of women, chil­dren and ado­les­cents. The HeForShe cam­paign that he has led to­gether with UN Women is a won­der­ful ex­am­ple and it has been a great suc­cess. His com­mit­ment is also ap­par­ent in the nom­i­na­tions he has made within the U.N. sys­tem and pro­gram­matic work. Mr. Ban Ki-moon has done a great job in bridg­ing the Mil­len­nium De­vel­op­ment Goals into the era of the Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals with em­pha­sis on gen­der equal­ity. His sup­port for the work­ing groups that I have led has been ev­i­dent — even when some of the themes have been dif­fi­cult and seen as con­tro­ver­sial by some.” --

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