Executive Director

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

“We owe it to the widows of the world to give them the respect, visibility and unique support they need”

In her statement for International Widows' Day (23 June), UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights both the vital role widows play in our society, the ways in which gender inequality impacts their ability to thrive on their own, and the specific recognition and attention that they need from all of us. 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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