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Oslo Hackathon explores new technology to empower women in humanitarian crisis

13 June 2017

The first “blockchain hackathon”, co-organized by UN Women and Innovation Norway at the Katapult Future Fest in Oslo, brought together technology innovators to address day-to-day challenges faced by refugees and displaced persons. Blockchain is a technology that offers decentralized and secure online database, records and money transfer systems. More

UN Women Executive Director to visit Norway for annual consultations

19 May 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Oslo, Norway from 22 –23 May, for the annual consultations, which provide the opportunity to discuss the status of gender equality in Norway, as well as Norway’s contribution to achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide—a top priority that Norway and UN Women share. More

UN Women and Innovation Norway sign momentous partnership agreement to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment

07 March 2017

UN Women and Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government's instrument for innovation and development of enterprises, are partnering to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment through innovative technology solutions. More

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

14 March 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

Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence

11 December 2014

From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.” More

Interview with Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

23 April 2014

In an interview, Norway’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, refers to his country's continuous financial commitment as one of the top core donors to UN Women, calling UN Women an important partner that is on the right track and has been delivering. More

Global Gender Gap Report reveals slow progress on economic equality and political participation

31 October 2013

To mark the launch of the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Gender Gap Report – which measures inequality of outcomes between men and women in health and survival, educational attainment, economic participation, and political empowerment – Deputy Executive Director John Hendra participated in a panel discussion on 30 October in New York. More

Football unites President of Bolivia, diplomats and top officials to End Violence against Women

26 September 2013

President of Bolivia Evo Morales, top officials and ambassadors to the UN took time out during the General Assembly today to play a football match to support the Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women. More

Future global agenda must address violence against women and girls

26 September 2013

At a High-Level Ministerial event organized by UN Women, Finland and Liberia at the 68th session of the General Assembly, Member States agreed to take concrete steps to end violence against women and girls and include it as a priority in the UN’s post-2015 development agenda. More

Fifty countries voice support for UN Women at pledging event

28 June 2013

Ten countries committed to increase contributions, 14 announced multi-year pledges and five new countries became donors at a special pledging event for the organization on 26 June, during the 2013 annual session of its Executive Board at UN Headquarters in New York. More

“The Right to Equality in Post-2015,” a speech by John Hendra in Oslo

13 June 2013

Speech by John Hendra, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme, UN Women at FOKUS and United Nations Association of Norway (UNA), Oslo, 13 June 2013 More

UN Women opens Nordic Liaison Office in Copenhagen

24 April 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

06 March 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

As UN staff rise to end violence against women, UN Secretary-General calls on Governments to COMMIT

14 February 2013

On what is traditionally Valentine’s Day in a number of countries, hundreds of UN staff members danced and collectively rose up to call for an to end violence against women during a special event at United Nations headquarters in New York. More

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