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In Focus: 15 years of Security Council resolution 1325

Since the adoption of resolution 1325, women’s participation in peace and security decision-making has been key to preventing conflict and securing peace. To assess progress and accelerate action, the 2015 High-level Review will take place along with the launch of the Global Study on the implementation of resolution 1325, from 12-14 October. More

  • In Focus: Girl Child Day 2015

    The fourth International Day of the Girl Child, on 11 October, is “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030”, focusing on adolescent girls and their role in helping achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. More

  • Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them. More

  • Step It Up Highlight

    World leaders commit to gender equality

    On 27 September, some 80 world leaders made concrete commitments and firm pledges to overcome gender equality gaps at a historic event co-hosted by UN Women and the People’s Republic of China: the “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action.” More

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    In Focus: UN Women at the 70th General Assembly

    As global leaders convene in New York, UN Women will keep the focus on gender equality and women's rights, not only as a stand-alone goal within the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but on women as key actors in achieving all goals. More

  • Financing: Why it matters for women and girls

    Ahead of the high-stakes Third International Conference on Financing for Development, UN Women highlights the need for dedicated financing for gender equality to achieve transformative change. More

  • Where are we today?

    Infographics produced as part of UN Women's Beijing+20 campaign highlight progress and remaining challenges for women in a range of areas, from politics, to literacy, to wages and media representation. More

  • Donor Contributions Gauge

    Government political will grows but financial investments stagnate

    UN Women relies almost entirely on voluntary financial contributions to sustain its work and programmes. The generous donations of Governments, private sector companies, foundations and individuals allow UN Women to deliver on its mandate and work with women and girls on the ground, where it is needed most. More

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

In her statement to mark this year’s International Day for the Girl Child, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says that this “is not a day in isolation. It is part of a massive and relentless drive towards a world of equality: a Planet 50-50 by 2030.” More

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The Story of Resolution 1325 | Women, Peace and Security

When United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 was passed, it changed history. Never before had world leaders formally recognized the key contributions of women in conflict and post-conflict interventions. On the 15th anniversary of resolution 1325, we look back at how a broad civil society movement brought this agenda to the council, and, working together with governments and UN agencies, saw the resolution through to adoption.