Following the announcement of her departure by Michelle Bachelet, founding Executive Director of UN Women, the UN Secretary-General has designated Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director, as the Acting Head of the organization, until further notice. Ms. Puri will take on her new role with immediate effect.
Between 23 July – 3 August 2012, a dynamic online discussion will bring together Civil Society Organisations and experts who work on violence against women around the world. By checking in online during the two weeks, they will answer questions and share thoughts on best practices, gaps and challenges in this field. Findings from these [...]
The Report of ILO’s Social Protection Floor Advisory Group chaired by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, was launched and handed over to UN Secretary-General, Ban ki-Moon on Thursday, 27 October 2011.
In the week leading up to the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace & Security, UN Women’s Chief Advisor on Peace & Security Anne Marie Goetz responded to questions around the issues of sexual violence in conflict, women’s participation in peace talks and post-conflict reconstruction. This interactive chat on Twitter and Facebook came especially [...]
UN Women in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) will convene an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Enabling rural women’s economic empowerment: institutions, opportunities and participation” from 20-23 September 2011 in Accra, Ghana.
UN Women is pleased to announce the recently launched blog for its West Africa Sub-Regional Office. The blog provides information on UN Women’s work in the sub-region as well as links to interviews and other resources related to UN Women’s work in West Africa. Please visit the blog at unwomenwestafrica.blog.com.
Individuals, non-governmental organizations, groups and networks are invited to submit written communications—including, but not limited to, complaints, appeals and petitions—to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with information pertaining to alleged injustices and human rights violations against women in any country. Examples of claims include arbitrary arrests of women, domestic violence, unfair employment [...]
Online Publication Launch: Exploring Dynamics and Vulnerabilities of HIV Transmission Amongst Sex Workers in the Palestinian Context
Thirty years since the start of the AIDS epidemic and on the occasion of the UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on AIDS (8-10 June 2011, New York), the UN Women office in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) will release the publication “Exploring the Dynamics and Vulnerabilities of HIV Transmission Amongst Sex Workers in the Palestinian [...]
The 2010 Annual Report of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) highlights innovative programmes and promising practices in the field of ending violence against women and girls. Results described in this report focus on the UN Trust Fund’s investments in three priority areas: prevention, expanding access to survivor services, [...]