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UN Goals Emphasize Women's Role in Development

International Women's Day — March 8 — is a day the United Nations and non-governmental organizations dedicated to celebrating women's political, economic and social progress. Many of these efforts are included in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by member countries of the United Nations — goals that involve gender equality and the empowerment of women. SDGs were intended to build on the UN's eight Millennium Development Goals, which ended in 2015. Those goals...

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