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Speech: “As Africa, we need to be a leading positive catalyst”—Executive Director

Friday, January 27, 2017

Closing remarks by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the Africa Pre-CSW 61 Consultations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia More

Speech: “We have opportunities as much as we have challenges”—Executive Director

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Remarks by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the closing of the 9th African Union Gender Pre-Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia More

Coverage: Executive Director visits Ethiopia

Thursday, January 26, 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the African Union Commission Ministerial Gender Pre-Summit, and the Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultative Meeting on CSW61. More

Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to attend the Africa Union Summit in Ethiopia

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 24 – 28 January to attend the Ninth African Union Gender Pre-Summit, an annual event to take stock on progress on gender equality in the continent, and to lead the pre-CSW61 Africa Regional consultations. More

Survivors of violence find hope in shelters in Ethiopia

Monday, November 28, 2016

In 2015, UN Women Ethiopia Country Office partnered with the Association for Women’s Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD) to establish the largest shelter in the country in Oromia region, as part of the ‘Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls in Ethiopia’ programme More

Community conversations in Ethiopia prevents exploitative migration

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lack of economic resources and opportunities are driving Ethiopia’s young women to migrate, often through illegal brokers, as domestic workers in the Gulf countries. They face risks of exploitation, trafficking, poor working conditions and sexual harassment in the destination countries. A programme by UN Women and ILO has initiated ‘Community Conversations’ to ensure safe migration, and raise awareness about the Domestic Workers Convention. More

Religious leaders at the forefront of ending gender-based violence in Ethiopia

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

At the end of the training conducted by UN Women, religious leaders developed a 13-point call for action to end harmful traditional practices and gender-based violence in the region, including rejecting violence against women, child marriage and the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. They are now preaching to prevent such violence in their congregations. More

Loans and energy-saving technology transform lives in rural Ethiopia

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A joint programme in Ethiopia brings together six UN Agencies to help women save and invest in energy-saving cooking stove technology cooperatives. More

“Now more than ever women’s organizations are needed” — Lakshmi Puri

Monday, March 14, 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the CSW60 parallel event “Sustainable development through women’s organizations: the Norwegian and the Ethiopian experience”. More

Financing for development outcome bolsters gender equality

Friday, July 24, 2015

At the first of three international meetings which will shape international development, world leaders acknowledged the key role of gender equality in development at the recent Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa. At the conference, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda endorsed a global framework that will shape the development cooperation agenda for the next 15 years and provide financing for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including the standalone, comprehensive and transformative goal on achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

UN Women Executive Director: As we move forward, we will seek opportunities to win traction for, and achieve, the deep changes in the global financial architecture

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, on the financing for development outcome document following the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13-16 July 2015. More

FFD3 Conference yields commitment to financing for gender equality

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Emerging from the Third Financing for Development Conference (FFD3), was a clear recognition of gender equality as a critical element in achieving sustainable development. During the conference, UN Member States adopted the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), a global framework for financing for sustainable development, committing to action to achieve economic, social and environmental changes by transforming global finance practices. More

“With these tools, we know WHAT needs to be done and HOW it can be done” – UN Women closing statement at FFD3

Thursday, July 16, 2015

UN Women statement delivered by Letty Chiwara, UN Women Representative to Ethiopia, the African Union and UNECA, at the closing plenary in the General Debate at the third Financing for Development Conference (FFD3) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 16 July 2015. More

UN Women steers three high-level side events at the Financing for Development Conference

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

On the second day of the Third Financing for Development Conference, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13-16 July 2015, UN Women organized three official high-level side events to highlight the importance of transformative financing towards gender equality More

"The expectations of an ambitious post-2015 development agenda must be matched with transformative financing for gender equality" – Lakshmi Puri

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Statement by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at high-level side event "Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Catalysing Action on the Addis Ababa Accord", 14 July 2015. More

Ahead of Financing Conference, women’s groups highlight critical gender equality issues

Friday, July 10, 2015

On 10 July, the Women’s Forum took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in preparation for the Third Financing for Development Conference, to be held from 13- 16 July. The Women’s Forum, supported by UN Women, brought together key stakeholders including gender experts and women’s rights activists from across the globe to address their concerns and put forth recommendation on achievement of gender equality in the post-2015 agenda. More

Women’s groups galvanize for Financing for Development Conference

Friday, July 10, 2015

In Addis Ababa, ahead of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Lakshmi Puri, addressed opening remarks at the Women’s Forum on Financing for Gender Equality in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 10 July. More

UN Women Deputy Executive Director: Only through a transformative financing for gender equality agenda, the commitments for the post-2015 will become a living reality

Friday, July 10, 2015

Speech by UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Lakshmi Puri, at the women's forum on "Financing Gender Equality: The Road To Addis", held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 10 July 2015. More

Press release: Transformative financing will end gender inequality by 2030

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

On the eve of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, UN Women is calling for dedicated resources to deliver on commitments, and transformative financing to end gender inequality by 2030. High ambition, backed by stepped-up action to make the right investments, puts that goal within reach for all women and girls. More

Equipping women to become stronger mediators for peace in Africa

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A joint workshop for women in Africa hosted by UN Women, the African Union Commission and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa seeks to develop a new generation of conflict mediators. More

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