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UN committee approves first-ever text calling for end to female genital mutilation

from UN News Centre

United Nations Member States have approved the first-ever draft resolution aimed at ending the harmful practice of female genital mutilation, in a move hailed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a major step forward in protecting millions of women and girls. The text was approved by consensus by the General Assembly's so-called Third Committee, which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues, and will be acted on by the Assembly. more


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