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UN Chief Highlights Need  to Empower Women at

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday met with representatives of UN Women's civil society groups and both exchanged ideas and views about issues affecting women and girls around the world.
"During the discussion, the secretary-general pointed out that even though the existing protection instruments were important, the reality remains that we live in a male-dominated world and culture," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here.
The central question was one of empowerment, which had many dimensions, he said. "It is essential to ensure that women were able to participate in all aspects of societies, including the political, economic, social and cultural spheres."
The meeting took place on the sidelines of annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which opened here Wednesday to examine the impact of the rapid transformation of work on women and girls, including in the areas of equal pay, unpaid care work, the informal economy and in technology.

According to UN Women, the priority theme of this year's largest inter-governmental meeting is "Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work." (Xinhua)