Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri
In a speech as part of a lecture series by the Liechtenstein Center for Self-Determination, Princeton University, Acting Head of UN Women and UN Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri stressed that women’s empowerment is key to preventing violations of their rights.
Lakshmi Puri’s remarks at TICAD V: “Women’s role in sustainable growth and development, peace and security in Africa”
“Women’s role in sustainable growth and development, peace and security in Africa,” Remarks by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General of the UN, during the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, thematic session on “Driving Development through Gender Equality: Advancing Empowerment of Women” on 2 June, 2013, Tokyo, Japan.
In a new editorial article, Lakshmi Puri, UN Women Acting Head and Assistant Secretary-General of the UN, puts forth the organization’s call for a stand-alone goal to achieve gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment in the post-2015 agenda, by focusing on three critical areas: safety, access and voice.
Remarks by UN Women Acting Head and Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri at a meeting hosted by H4+ and the Inter-agency Task Team on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV among Pregnant Women, Mothers and Children, during the Women Deliver Conference, 29 May 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Press Statement by UN Women Acting Head Lakshmi Puri at the Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia, 28 May.
Remarks of Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women at the Opening Panel of the Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 May 2013.
Lakshmi Puri underlines urgent need to take more courageous and decisive action against human trafficking
Speech by Lakshimi Puri, UN Women Acting Executive Director, during an interactive panel discussion on “Sharing Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Prevention and Prosecution in the Implementation of the Global Plan of Action” at the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the United Nations Appraisal of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons on 13 May 2013 at the General Assembly in New York.
Statement by Lakshmi Puri at the Sustainable Energy for All: Launch of the Energy and Women’s Health High Impact Opportunity
Statement by Lakshmi Puri Acting Head of UN Women at the Sustainable Energy for All: Launch of the Energy and Women’s Health High Impact Opportunity, Panel Discussion on Energy and Women’s Health: The Way Forward, 19 April 2013, Washington, D.C.
Speech by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women, at the High-level Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel, 9 April 2013, Brussels, Belgium
UN Women welcomes the adoption of the text of an Arms Trade Treaty yesterday in New York and congratulates Member States and Non-Governmental Organizations that lobbied for this important framework