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UN Women Watch
Women Watch, an initiative of the
The following are the latest headlines from the 'UN gender equality news feed', a collaborative effort by UN entities that are members of IANWGE:
International Observances and Other Events
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY (8 March) was first celebrated by the United Nations in 1975, during International Women's Year. In December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with historical and national traditions.