Executive Director

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

Rural women need to be at the heart of all development — Executive Director

In her message for International Day for Rural Women on 15 October, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights the need to ensure women’s access to land and other productive resources are embraced in the post-2015 agenda. She says rural women’s voices must be recognized in policymaking in order to end discriminatory agricultural practices and guarantee the well-being of women and their families. Read more

About the Executive Director

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

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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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