Executive Director

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

“Committed to extending ourselves as never before” – Executive Director"

In her opening statement at the Annual Executive Board Session in New York, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka thanked Member States and private sector contributors for their donations to UN Women, illustrating progress achieved through this financial support, all-the-while calling on more countries and donors “to put their resources squarely behind their ideals”. 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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