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Shiseido becomes the first Japanese company to partner with UN Women to promote gender equality in Japan

26 April 2017

Shiseido and UN Women have announced a partnership to promote gender equality in Japan. Grounded in UN Women’s universal mandate to advance gender equality and Shiseido's commitment towards women’s advancement, the partnership aims to raise awareness of gender equality and develop capacities of young women and men to act as agents of change. More

Japan’s largest business federation to advance women’s economic empowerment

03 March 2017

During their first visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 2 March, leading female executives from Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), joined UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri for a roundtable discussion on women’s economic empowerment. More

Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to attend the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo

09 December 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Tokyo, Japan from 12 – 14 December to participate in the opening session of the World Assembly for Women 2016, an annual conference that convenes leading figures from around the world share ideas and strengthen efforts to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

“We must capitalize on this momentum” – Executive Director in Japan

01 September 2015

Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the inauguration of the UN Women Liaison Office in Bunkyo City, Tokyo. More

Japanese Prime Minister and UN Women Executive Director inaugurate UN Women Liaison Office in Bunkyo City

31 August 2015

Japan’s Prime Minister and several Government officials joined Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to inaugurate the new UN Women Liaison Office in Bunkyo City, Tokyo. More

"It is a big year for women" – Executive Director

28 August 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the World Assembly of Women in Tokyo, Japan on 28 August 2015. More

UN Women Executive Director to return to Tokyo

26 August 2015

On 28 August, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will address an international gathering of leaders of government, business and civil society at the second World Assembly of Women in Tokyo hosted by the Government of Japan. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will highlight progress achieved in women’s empowerment and outline further steps that must be taken to advance women's rights and gender equality at a global level. She addressed the... More

Making UN Women "fit and funded for purpose"

06 July 2015

More than 40 governments voiced their support for UN Women and dozens announced new funding commitments during a special pledging event for the organization on 1 July, during the 2015 annual session of its Executive Board at UN Headquarters in New York. More

Partner profile: Interview with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida

03 June 2015

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, refers to his Government's contribution of nearly USD 5 million to UN Women’s core budget and over USD 14 million to projects and programmes financed through its non-core budget, bringing Japan’s total funding for 2015 to USD 19,244,181 million – more than double its 2014 donation. In an interview, Minister Kishida reinforces messages by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe underlining Japan’s commitment to gender equality and desire to become one of UN Women’s top contributors. More

“Womenomics” in Japan an example to other nations – Executive Director

16 September 2014

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the opening session of the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo, Japan on 13 September 2014. More

Press Conference: Launch of the first-ever global study on gender images in popular films

16 September 2014

The first-ever global study on female characters in popular films was commissioned by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, with support from UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation and conducted by Stacy L. Smith and her research team at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. More

UN Women Executive Director Speaks to Women's Parliamentary Group in Tokyo

31 March 2014

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at a women’s parliamentary group meeting, Tokyo, 31 March 2014 More

Press statement by UN Women Executive Director in Tokyo

31 March 2014

Press statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Nippon Press Club, Tokyo, Japan, 28 March 2014. More

UN Women Executive Director to highlight women’s economic empowerment and ending violence against women and girls during her first official visit to the Asia-Pacific region

25 March 2014

Starting on 25 March, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will begin her first official visit to the Asia-Pacific region as United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. The agenda of the trip to Japan and Viet Nam will include meetings with high-ranking government officials, as well as representatives from the private sector, civil society and media. More

Interview with Osami Takeyama, Mayor of Sakai City, as it joins the UN Women Safe Cities Global Initiative

19 March 2014

On 19 March 2014, at the 58th Commission on the Status of Women, Osami Takeyama, Mayor of Sakai, announced the city’s commitment to end violence against women and girls in public spaces. In an interview, he outlines Sakai’s existing policies, plans under the initiative and his hopes to end violence against women and girls. More

Sakai to join Safe Cities Global Initiative

31 October 2013

The City of Sakai, Japan is poised to become the second city from a developed country to join the Safe Cities Global Initiative, which includes two flagship programmes led by UN Women, other UN partners and scores of other global and local organizations. More

UN Women Partners with Geena Davis on First-ever Global Gender in Film Research Study

01 July 2013

The study will analyse gender stereotypes and representation of women and girls in the top-grossing international family films in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. It is the first such study ever undertaken. More

Lakshmi Puri’s remarks at TICAD V: “Women’s role in sustainable growth and development, peace and security in Africa”

03 June 2013

"Women’s role in sustainable growth and development, peace and security in Africa," Remarks by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General of the UN, during the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, thematic session on “Driving Development through Gender Equality: Advancing Empowerment of Women” on 2 June, 2013, Tokyo, Japan. More

Lakshmi Puri visits Malaysia, Japan and the Republic of Korea

28 May 2013

During Lakshmi Puri's official mission from 28 May to 4 June, to Malaysia, Japan and the Republic of Korea, this page will serve as a repository for all live and archived webcasts, speeches, photos and press statements. More

UN Women’s top official to visit East Asia

23 May 2013

From 28 May to 4 June, Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and UN Assistant Secretary-General, will undertake a week-long official trip covering Malaysia, Japan and the Republic of Korea. More

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