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Interview with Ulla Tøernæs, Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark

Friday, September 15, 2017

In a recent interview with UN Women, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tøernæs, signals strong support for UN Women through core funding and through thematic initiatives, such as innovation. On 20 September, the Government of Denmark and UN Women will sign a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the coming four years. More

New Executive Board Bureau elected to lead UN Women in monumental year

Monday, January 12, 2015

For what promises to be one of UN Women's most challenging and transcendent years yet, Member States of the UN Women Executive Board opened the year by electing five representatives to its Bureau in elections on 7 January. The Western European Group has the Presidency of the Executive Board this year and Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN, was elected as President for 2015. More

In the words of Aili Limakka: We must embrace diversity by accepting our past

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

In the words of Aili Limakka Laue, a 33-year-old Inuit activist from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland (Denmark). She is studying social and political science at the University of Greenland, has been a union volunteer for almost a decade and in 2009 she was elected to the board of the National Inuit Youth Council, Sorlak. She is also single mother of four. More

“Together we must tear down barriers so that women can claim their rights and realize their potential” – Executive Director

Monday, January 27, 2014

Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the "Women’s economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and participation in political decision-making” seminar, organized by the UN Women Nordic Office in co-operation with the Copenhagen Business School, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Ecclesiastical Affairs, and KVINFO, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 26 January 2014. More

Interview with Rasmus Helveg Petersen, Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Government of Denmark has announced additional 2013 end-of-year core funding of DKK 20 million (USD 3.7 million) for UN Women. This adds to its prior contribution in 2013 of USD 6.9 million – bringing Denmark’s overall 2013 contribution to approximately USD 10.6 million. In an interview, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Rasmus Helveg Petersen says his country wants to strengthen UN Women’s role as the most important international agency for data collection and analyses on women’s empowerment and gender equality. More

Speech at the side-event organized by the Government of Denmark, on findings of the Global Thematic Consultation on "Addressing Inequalities"

Monday, July 8, 2013

Remarks by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General, speaking at a side-event organized by the Government of Denmark to present key findings from the Global Thematic Consultation on “Addressing Inequalities,” 8 July 2013, New York. More

UN Women opens Nordic Liaison Office in Copenhagen

Wednesday, April 24, 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

Wednesday, March 6, 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

Michelle Bachelet opening remarks at global consultation on addressing inequalities in the post-2015 development agenda

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet, opening remarks at global consultation on addressing inequalities in the post-2015 development agenda. Copenhagen, Denmark. 19 February 2013. More

Press Release: Countries from every region announce new initiatives to end violence against women

Friday, December 14, 2012

As an international forum on ending violence against women concludes in New York today, 12 countries have announced new, concrete initiatives to address this gross human rights violation. Responding to a call by UN Women under its initiative COMMIT, countries from every region have pledged actions ranging from improved services for survivors to national advocacy and educational campaigns, initiatives to address workplace harassment, National Acton Plans and other innovative interventions. New York, 14th December — As an international forum on More

UN Women Executive Director visits Denmark and Ireland

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will start a two-day visit to Denmark on Monday 18th February and a three day visit to Ireland from 20-22 February. More

Danish Designer Wins European Ad Competition on Ending Violence

Friday, October 21, 2011

Designers from Denmark, Kosovo and France won the top three prizes in the UN European Ad Competition, Say No to Violence Against Women, the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) announced in Brussels on 19 October. More

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