Executive Director

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: UN Women/Elma Okic.
Photo: UN Women/Elma Okic

"We join victims and survivors who demand an end to sexual violence in conflict"

In a joint message for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (19 June), UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Executive Director of Justice Rapid Response Nina Suomalainen, stress the importance of preventing sexual violence by addressing its root causes, including gender inequality. 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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