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Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba by the International Criminal Court

22 March 2016

UN Women welcomes the landmark conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba by the International Criminal Court on 21 March 2016, for his failure to prevent and punish the rape, murder and pillage committed by his troops in the Central African Republic in 2002 and 2003. More

African representatives push for action to bring women to the peace table

26 January 2016

Dr. Priscilla Joseph, founder and Chair of the South Sudan Women’s Peace Network, came to the African Union Gender Pre-Summit from 19-20 January with pressing questions about how to ensure women can be more involved in the peace process in her country, and across the continent. More

UN Women welcomes strong response to alleged misconduct of UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic

13 August 2015

UN Women welcomes the strong leadership and commitment shown by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in response to the latest allegations concerning the conduct of UN peacekeepers serving with the UN’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic. More

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to attend the 25th African Union Summit in Johannesburg

12 June 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will travel to Johannesburg from 14-15 June to attend the 25th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), under the theme: “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”. More

Executive Director statement Security Council briefing on CAR

24 June 2014

In a statement at a Security Council briefing on the Central African Republic on 24 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted the “alarming and distressing” situation in the war-torn country. She announced that, for the first time, UN Women and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations will offer specialized training to all troop-contributing countries before they deploy, which will focus on prevention of conflict-related sexual violence. More

Joint Press Statement on peace and stability in the Central African Republic

27 May 2014

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, AU Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security, Bineta Diop and the ECCAS Special Representative in the Central African Republic (CAR), emphasize that women’s rights, participation and leadership are vital to peace and stability in the CAR. More

Media Advisory: UN Women Executive Director and AU Special Envoy visit Central African Republic

23 May 2014

From 24 - 26 May, UN Women Executive Director and United Nations Under-Secretary General, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and African Union Special Envoy for Women Peace and Security, Bineta Diop, will undertake a joint visit to the Central African Republic. The visit’s aim is to focus international attention on the plight of women and girls, increase international support, and strengthen the role of women in peacebuilding, reconciliation and recovery. More

At African Union Summit, UN Women Executive Director to call for women’s full participation to accelerate peace and sustainable development

29 January 2014

On the occasion of the 22nd African Union Heads of States and Governments Summit, to be held from 29 January through 1 February 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will make a strong call for gender equality and women’s empowerment, both as goals in their own right and as essential to peace, security and sustainable development. More

UN Women welcomes new Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza in Central African Republic, expresses concern at ongoing situation and calls for justice and services for women

23 January 2014

UN Women welcomes the election of Catherine Samba-Panza as the Head of State of the Transition of the Central African Republic, the first female Head of State in CAR, and expresses hope that the transition will pave a path to peace and justice in the country. More

Ensuring mothers do not die when giving life

05 April 2013

A programme in seven countries advances efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality highlighting the links between violence against women and maternal health, and training midwives and community health workers to bring long-term change. More

Child Marriages: 39,000 Every Day – More than 140 million girls will marry between 2011 and 2020

07 March 2013

Press release by UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, WHO, United Nations Foundation and civil society organization. Between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, according to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). More

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