Twenty-five years ago, the world commemorated the first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Since then, nearly 1 billion people have escaped poverty, thanks to political leadership, inclusive economic development and international cooperation.
The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous, equitable and peaceful future for all on a healthy planet. It is needed for achieving gender equality, ensuring decent work for all, eradicating poverty and hunger and taking climate action.
Today, 600 million adolescent girls are preparing to enter a world of work transformed by innovation and automation. They are the largest generation in history and a vast source of ideas and solutions for all career fields.
Port-au-Prince, 12 September 2018 – Ms. Helen Meagher La Lime, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Haiti (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) arrived today in Port-au-Prince.