Executive Director

UN Women calls for safe return of women and children abducted in Nigeria — Executive Director

UN Women expresses grave concern at the alleged attack by Boko Haram in the village of Gumsuri in northern Nigeria, with initial reports of more than 30 killed and about 200 women and children abducted. These victims are now part of the ongoing horror that captured the world’s attention with the kidnapping of the Chibok girls from their school eight months ago. 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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