New York, March 1 — Women’s rights and anti-poverty organizations gathered in New York ahead of the annual meeting of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women called on governments to deliver on past promises to create a UN-led women agency. Following years of discussions and pressure from activists, governments agreed in September 2009 to create a new women’s agency. Since then, no concrete actions have been taken, campaigners say, such as the appointment of a high-profile person to lead the agency or a timetable on when it will be put in place.

To read the full press release, Signed but not sealed, women’s rights activists tell UN, click here.

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