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Humanitarian actors highlight women’s role in recovery and peacebuilding in Iraq

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

On 19 September, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations in Geneva, human rights activists and UN Women participated in a side event of the 36th Human Rights Council, where they discussed the “Impact of Terrorism on the Rights of Women”. The panellists at the event, organized by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Iraq, included Iraq's Permanent Representative, Ambassador Mu'ayad Salih; the Chief of Crisis Preparedness, Prevention and Response at... More

Speech: Making equality a reality

Monday, March 6, 2017

[Check against delivery]   Mr. Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, Madam Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary-General, Distinguished participants, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you very much to FIFA for inviting UN Women to be part of this important conference that brings together the worlds football constituency to celebrate the International Women’s Day. Remember that what we are pledging today requires us to work for women's human rights not just once a year, once a month or once a... More

Speech: Partnerships are key to address laws that discriminate against women

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Remarks by United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the event, “Bringing Down Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment: An Economic and Business Imperative” in Geneva, Switzerland. More

Press release: UN Women inaugurates Geneva Liaison Office

Thursday, October 6, 2016

UN Women today inaugurated its Geneva Liaison Office, which will provide strategic support and boost efforts for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls worldwide. More

From the Alps to the yurt: Swiss cheese meets Tajik milk bowls

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Cheese Exchange, a UN Women initiative, brought entrepreneurial Tajik and Swiss women cheese makers together to share skills and develop new dairy products for Tajikistan. More

“Through sport we can teach some of life’s biggest lessons about equality” — Executive Director

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Address by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the International Olympic Committee Women in Sport Commission Annual Meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on 10 November. More

"Desperate migration has a woman's face too" – Lakshmi Puri

Monday, September 14, 2015

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri on “Recognizing the Contributions of Women Migrants to Economic and Social Development in Countries of Origin and Destination and Addressing Their Specific Needs” at Thematic Meeting Three of the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Geneva, Switzerland on 8 September. More

Lakshmi Puri addresses the World Health Assembly

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Statement by UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Lakshmi Puri at the 68th World Health Assembly, held on 21 May 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. More

“Progress for women is progress for all” – Lakshmi Puri

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Statement by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Ms. Lakshmi Puri, at the launch of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, on 21 May at the International Labour Organization Headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland. More

Gender equality related aspects of the post-2015 development agenda and trade and development policies – a speech by Lakshmi Puri

Monday, May 18, 2015

Remarks by Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Development Commission on “Trade and development policies and the post-2015 development agenda” held on 18 May 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. More

Interview with the Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Martin Dahinden

Thursday, February 6, 2014

In an interview, the Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Martin Dahinden, refers to his Government's pledge to provide USD 15.4 million in core funding to UN Women in 2014, saying UN Women can play an essential role in the implementation of gender equality policies and the development of expertise world-wide, if it has sufficient resources. More

Raising gender on the global development agenda

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sustainable development will not be achieved without the full participation of women. As government officials met in March to prepare for Rio +20, the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, a special dialogue was hosted by UN Women, with the Women's Major Group - a formal group representing women's priorities in sustainable development - supported by the Governments of Brazil and Switzerland. More

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet to Address Council of Europe and Attend World Economic Forum in Davos

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, will travel to Strasbourg, France on 25 and 26 January to meet with officials of the Council of Europe and address the Parliamentary Assembly to strengthen collaboration for women's rights worldwide. More

“Son preference” Perpetuates Discrimination and Violations of Women’s Rights — It Must and Can End

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Geneva—Gender-biased sex selection reflects and fuels a culture of discrimination and violence, and must be addressed urgently by all segments of government and society as a matter of women's human rights, five UN agencies have stressed. More

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