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New flagship programme on energy launched at COP 21

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

On 8 December, the UNFCCC-designated ‘Gender Day’ at COP 21, in coordination with the Government of Morocco and in the presence of Ségolène Royal, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of France, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka participated at the opening session of Gender Day at the Morocco Pavilion, entitled “Women: Active and Engaged in the Fight against Climate Change”. More

“This agreement must make sure that the women have a better deal”—Executive Director at COP 21

Monday, December 7, 2015

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Charity gala for the French National Committee, 7 December 2015, Paris. More

Executive Director attends COP21 Women’s Caucus

Monday, December 7, 2015

Starting the second week at COP21, UN Women Executive Director met with civil society, indigenous and women's group representatives at the Women's Caucus meeting on Monday morning. More

In Paris, Lakshmi Puri stresses women’s role in climate action and decision-making

Friday, December 4, 2015

On 4 December, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri participated in Globe International annual legislators’ summit in its opening session at the Assemblé Nationale of Paris.  More

“Women and girls are essential climate actors” —Lakshmi Puri in Paris

Friday, December 4, 2015

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at GLOBE International’s annual legislators’ summit dubbed “Towards Coherence and Impact” at the Assemblé Nationale of Paris, 4 December 2015.  More

Media advisory: UN Women at COP 21: Gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of climate change

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Along with other events, on 8 December, the designated Gender Day at COP 21, the Government of Morocco will host a series of events under the headline: “Women: Active and Engaged in the Fight against Climate Change” at the Morocco Pavilion. The events aim to send a forward-looking message to COP 22, discussing the promotion of women entrepreneurs to accelerate sustainable energy access, women’s empowerment through climate-resilient agriculture, and women’s engagement in the climate-change negotiations. More

Yannick Glemarec attends “Climate, women are committed!” conference

Monday, October 19, 2015

On 16 October, Yannick Glemarec, UN Women Deputy Executive Director spoke at the Conference “Climate, women are committed!” at the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Development in Paris. More

Lakshmi Puri meets with Nicolas Hulot at Climate Conference in Morocco

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

On 30 May, at the “Women for Climate” Conference in Skhirat, Morocco, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri met with Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of French President François Hollande on Climate and Chief negotiator for the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). More

Variety and UN Women’s HeForShe campaign partner for star-studded Cannes conversation

Friday, May 15, 2015

Leading entertainment journal Variety has partnered with UN Women’s HeForShe campaign to host a landmark event on the subject of gender equality within the film industry. Taking place on Saturday 16 May, speakers include Academy Award®-nominated actress and producer Salma Hayek (FRIDA), Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (BRIDE & PREJUDICE), and actress Parker Posey (IRRATIONAL MAN). More

"I came to CSW because..."

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Every year thousands of activists from civil society organizations around the world come to New York to take part in the Commission on the Status of Women, the global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A snapshot of their messages and perspectives on this year’s session of CSW… More

Press release: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton and Business Leaders Call for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Rights

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

At the 59th Commission on the Status of Women an unprecedented number of business leaders, UN Member States and civil society organizations gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality, to promote the business case for involving women at every level and the need for all stakeholders, including business, to be strategic partners for gender equality and sustainable development. More

“We have to make next year a great year for transformation” – Nicole Ameline, Chair of the CEDAW Committee

Monday, December 1, 2014

Nicole Ameline has been a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) since 2008 and its Chair since 2013. She is a Deputy in the French National Assembly and, among the many roles she has held, was Minister for Equality in Employment. She currently sits on the French National Advisory Committee on Human Rights and the French Foreign Affairs Committee. She speaks to UN Women about the role of the CEDAW Convention and the Beijing Platform for Action, as we near its 20th anniversary. More

UN Women to co-host Mobile Learning Week 2015

Monday, November 24, 2014

With the theme “Leveraging technology to empower women and girls”, UN Women and UNESCO will co-host Mobile Learning Week 2015 from 23-27 February 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. More

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

Tuesday, September 16, 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

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka welcomes the launch of the UN Women National Committee in France

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, today welcomed the launch of the UN Women National Committee in France. Joining the 16 other existing National Committees, the latter will help advocate for gender equality and the empowerment of women as well as raise funds for the implementation of UN Women activities worldwide. More

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

Monday, July 1, 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

We are integral to sustainable peace, recovery and development, say Malian women

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

At a conference for international donors in Brussels on 15 May, Malian women will present their recommendations, calling for more effective contributions to economic development and for women to play a greater role in conflict resolution and rebuilding of their country. 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

UN Women signs agreement to better track female leadership and participation at the local level

Friday, February 1, 2013

As part of an MOU signed between UN Women and United Cities and Local Governments at a conference in Paris this week, both organizations will collect data on local female leadership, monitor local action plans on gender equality and create a global observatory. 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

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