UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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CSW63
In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women

This year, the 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 – 22 March 2019. It will focus on the theme, “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”. Join us to learn more about what women need and their role in sustainable infrastructure, public services and social protections. Follow the unfolding conversation at the United Nations and what it will mean for communities worldwide. More

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“As we leave here, we are richer with ideas and new possibilities ”
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In her remarks at the closing of the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka emphasized the importance of taking forward the Agreed Conclusions to address the discrimination suffered by women and girls in every part of the world, whether because they are disabled, because of their sexuality, because they are human rights activists, or because of poverty. More

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Five ways sport empowers women and girls

International soccer star and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Marta Vieira da Silva lists five ways sport can empower women and girls.

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