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Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to visit Sweden ahead of International Women’s Day

04 March 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Stockholm, Sweden from 5 – 6 March, ahead of International Women's Day, to discuss how to remove the persistent barriers to gender equality and ensure that women and men have the same power to shape their societies and their own lives, both at home and abroad. More

"There is a unique role for countries who want to address women’s issues in the international area" – Executive Director

19 June 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at an event on women’s economic empowerment hosted by the Swedish National Committee of UN Women, on 17 June, in Stockholm, Sweden. More

“We have identified men and boys as critical contributors to the struggle for gender equality” – Executive Director

19 June 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the launch of the HeForShe campaign in Stockholm, Sweden, on 18 June 2015. More

Sweden’s feminist Government launches HeForShe

18 June 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was in Stockholm, Sweden for the launch of the Swedish HeForShe movement on 18 June. Invited by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven who was announced as a champion of UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 initiative at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year. More

"I came to CSW because..."

19 March 2015

Every year thousands of activists from civil society organizations around the world come to New York to take part in the Commission on the Status of Women, the global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A snapshot of their messages and perspectives on this year’s session of CSW… More

Stock exchanges ring their opening bells for gender equality

09 March 2015

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and International Women’s Day, stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative in supporting gender equality and highlighting the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women. More

UN Women Representative appointed Minister of Equality in Sweden

03 October 2014

UN Women’s Representative in Bolivia, Åsa Regnér, has been appointed as Sweden’s new Minister for Children, Elderly and Equality, newly elected Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced yesterday. More

Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights: Unfinished Business

16 June 2014

In her speech at the first global event as part of UN Women’s Beijing+20 campaign, held as a side event to the Nordic Forum in Sweden, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka states that now is the time to transform gender relations. More

Placing women’s human rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality at the centre of the global agenda

16 June 2014

In her key note speech at the Nordic Forum in Sweden, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says women’s collective action plays a critical role in holding decision-makers to account and advancing women’s rights. More

The Nordiskt Forum – New Action on Women’s Rights

16 June 2014

In a closing speech at the Nordiskt Forum in Sweden on New Action for Women’s Rights, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for increased financing for gender equality to allow women and girls’ voice in their own lives. More

Major global event for Beijing+20 campaign in Sweden

12 June 2014

On Saturday 14 June 2014, UN Women will host the first in a series of global events as part of the Beijing+20 Campaign, which commemorates the 20-year anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the visionary Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Focused on ensuring the human rights of women, the event will be held in collaboration with the Government of Sweden and the Nordic Forum in Malmö, Sweden. More

Interview with Swedish Minister for International Development, Hillevi Maria Engström

27 November 2013

In an interview, Swedish Minister for International Development, Hillevi Maria Engström, explains why her Government believes UN Women’s work is such an important priority for its multilateral aid. More

Global Gender Gap Report reveals slow progress on economic equality and political participation

31 October 2013

To mark the launch of the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Gender Gap Report – which measures inequality of outcomes between men and women in health and survival, educational attainment, economic participation, and political empowerment – Deputy Executive Director John Hendra participated in a panel discussion on 30 October in New York. More

UN Women opens Nordic Liaison Office in Copenhagen

24 April 2013

The new UN Women presence in Copenhagen provides a strategic opportunity to liaise with Nordic governments, parliamentarians, the private sector, civil society and UN Women National Committees in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. More

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan Cassell at a side event on the COMMIT Initiative

06 March 2013

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan-Cassell at the high-level side event on the COMMIT Initiative, 5 March, 2013, in New York. More

Economies rebound faster from crisis when responses focus on women's needs

21 January 2013

The need for gender-sensitive economic policies is the focus of two UN Women research papers being launched at a two-day workshop being held in New York from 21-22 January. Renowned feminist academics and policy experts will share critical perspectives on financial and economic crisis recovery. More

Study reveals shocking new evidence of men’s use of violence against women and girls in Asia Pacific

06 March 2012

One in four men admit to having raped a woman and half to using physical or sexual violence against an intimate partner. These are among the key preliminary results of a joint UN Programme which surveyed more than 10,000 men in six countries. More

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