UN Commission on Status of Women opens with calls for ensuring gender equality

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UNITED NATIONS, Mar 15 (APP): At the opening of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations officials have highlighted the progress made in achieving gender equality, while calling on the world to do much more to fight for women and girls’ rights. “When I see all of you, from so many different countries, with so much experience and such strong commitment, I know we can achieve full equality for all women, everywhere,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told hundreds of participants attending the opening of the two-week annual session at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday.