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

“Stamp out trafficking” — Executive Director

As the world observes the first World Day against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says we must redouble our efforts to stamp out trafficking, which disproportionately affects women and girls, to return hope to those who have suffered this injustice and to build a future where these crimes no longer threaten any person, anywhere. 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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