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The following photos and videos capture key moments of UN Women events at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and illustrate some of the work that UN Women and its partners are carrying out.
UN Women events at Rio+20 Conference
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At the Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, UN Women Executive director Michelle Bachelet called for robust policies and strong commitments that fully reflect women's central role in sustainable development and bring real change in people's lives and highlighted that gender equality is fundamental to a sustainable future.
UN Women events at Rio+20 archived webcasts
The Future Women Want: Leaders' Forum on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment for Sustainable Development
The UN Women Leaders' Forum panel event featured government leaders, UN heads of agencies, grassroots activists, and private sector representatives, with the aim of highlighting strategies and programmes that foster gender equality and sustainable development..
The Future Women Want: Leaders' Summit on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment for Sustainable Development
A follow up event to the Leaders'Forum the UN Women Leaders' Summit showcased strong commitment from world leaders and amplified women's voices. It also called for robust policies and strong commitments on removing discriminatory barriers.
Community leadership for disaster preparedness: Patum Thani province, Thailand
In Thailand, UN Women, is working with the NGOs Chumchon Thai Foundation, the Friends of Women Foundation, and government partners, to support women's leadership in community based disaster management response and recovery efforts, in the aftermath of the Thailand floods. read more »
Empowering Women Farmers in Rwanda
In 2010 UN Women and district authorities co-hosted training workshops on gender equality and agricultural services for leaders of farm cooperatives in Rwanda. The training encouraged leaders to think about the needs of women farmers, to expand membership to include more women members, to increase women's representation in their decision making structures and to prioritize opportunities to the most vulnerable women members. read more »
A Day in the Life of a Rural Woman Milk Collector
This photo slideshow takes you on a journey of a woman from Kyrgyzstan's Kemin district, who milks cows for a living. Before UN Women provided a grant to open a milk collection point in her district, she earned between 11 to 15 US cents per liter of milk. Today she earns 29 US cents per liter, boosting her family's income and food security. read more »
Bread Winner, Bread Maker
In a land torn apart by years of bitter conflict, feeding the family is a constant challenge. UNTV travels to the occupied Palestinian territory to meet inspirational women who are helping to sustain their communities by combining better nutrition with economic opportunities.
Colombia: Wayuu Gold, Fighting for Access to Fresh Water
In some parts of the world it's as rare as gold — and getting a hold of some, nearly impossible. To one of Colombia's largest indigenous groups indigenous groups, Wayuu, that gold is fresh water. Soon their water will be siphoned from Wayuu lands through new pipes to a nearby town, where the population is not indigenous. As struggles for ethnic rights, such as access to water, are recreated across the country, the community deals with an additional strain on their resources — climate change.
Safe and Friendly Cities for All
UN Women, UNICEF, and UN-HABITAT have launched a five-year programme, “Safe and Friendly Cities for All, that aims at making women and children feel safer in their local neighbourhoods, while improving their quality of life. The new partnership will address these challenges by supporting a variety of initiatives in the participating cities.