Executive Director

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

One year and counting…

In a statement on the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping of nearly 300 school girls in Chibok, Nigeria, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says their imprisonment is a stark reminder of the ongoing impunity that accompanies this type of violence. She urges the global community to work together to adopt a coordinated response that addresses the drivers of extremist violence. 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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