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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

How will the post-2015 agenda – to be adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September – affect women and girls? Learn about UN Women’s position, the stand-alone goal on gender equality, and this 15-year roadmap. 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

  • Step It Up Highlight

    A call to governments

    "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality" is a new UN Women initiative urging governments to make national commitments to ensure women and girls can reach their full potential by 2030. More

  • Beijing+20: A world mobilized

    With new infographics and an interactive map, we shine a spotlight on the voices of global citizens which have been compiled over the past several months on the dedicated website for UN Women's campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. More

  • “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016”

    Chock-full of new data and pointed analysis, UN Women’s flagship report unveils a far-reaching alternative policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality. More

  • Infographic on women and armed conflict

    From increased sexual violence to lower enrolment in primary school, to increased maternal mortality, this infographic provides a visual snapshot of the impact of armed conflict and war on women and girls. More

  • Donor Contributions Gauge

    Government contributions grow, but not fast enough

    UN Women relies almost entirely on voluntary financial contributions to sustain its work and programmes for gender equality and women’s empowerment. 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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  • Fund for Gender Equality 2014 annual report
    This report highlights key aggregated results, lessons learned from grantees, and emerging promising practices in the strategies for women’s political and economic empowerment used by the Fund’s partners. More

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“We must capitalize on this momentum” – Executive Director
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In her remarks at the inauguration of UN Women’s Liaison office in Bunkyo City, Tokyo, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka thanked the Government of Japan for its commitment to the empowerment of women not just in Japan, but around the globe. More

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When women lead, the world changes

UN Women’s advocate Meghan Markle’s new PSA on women's political participation and leadership. “Today less than one-quarter of the world’s leaders are women. We need more because, when women lead, the world changes. We’re working to create a world where women lead.”