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Executive Director

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

Op-ed: Counting the cost to women in Iraq

As the world marks International Humanitarian Day and the United Nations has designated the crisis in Iraq as the highest level of emergency, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka urges immediate action that must recognize and respond to the particular needs and experiences of women and girls. More


About the Executive Director

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is Executive Director of UN Women. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013. Bio


While visiting the Central African Republic from 24 to 26 May, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka emphasized that women’s rights, participation and leadership are vital to peace and stability in the country.

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