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UN Women Executive Director to visit Nordic countries for annual consultations

Thursday, April 12, 2018

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Helsinki, Finland, on 12-13th April to discuss the status of gender equality globally, as well as Finland’s contribution to achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide—a top priority that Finland and UN Women share. Following this, the Executive Director will visit Sweden on April 16-18 to attend the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality, as well as take part in a ministerial roundtable discussing gender equality as a means for economic development, and the methods and best practices that have proven to be most effective in achieving real change. More

UN Women appoints Purna Sen as Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Saddened and angered by women’s experiences of sexual harassment and committed to seeing its end, UN Women’s Executive Director has announced a newly created special assignment: Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination. More

High-level event organized by UN Women and EU institutions gathers decision-makers on closing the gender digital gap

Monday, April 9, 2018

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will attend the “All on board – Closing the digital gap for women and girls in developing countries” high-level event, co-hosted by the European Commission, the European Parliament and UN Women in Brussels, on 11 April. More

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality kicks off at Nasdaq, New York

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2018), 63 stock exchanges around the world will host a bell ringing ceremony to raise awareness of the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

UN Women to announce Champions for Innovation

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

UN Women will announce the appointment of six Champions for Innovation at International Women’s Day commemoration event on 8 March, co-organized by Innovation Norway, SAP and UN Women. The Champions include fashion designer Rachel Roy, actors Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Zoe Saldana, former NFL player Wade Davis, inventor Joy Mangano and historian Nina Ansary. More

Secretary-General appoints Asa Regnér of Sweden as Deputy Executive Director – Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships, UN Women

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ăsa Regnér of Sweden as Deputy Executive Director – Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). More

Facebook Live with UN Secretary-General and activists

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

On 7 March, UN Women will broadcast a Facebook Live conversation ahead of International Women’s Day, beginning at 12:15 PM (EST). This online event is an opportunity to discuss how we can transform the recent global momentum created by the women’s movement into action, and to empower women in all settings, both rural and urban, to claim their rights and realize their full potential. More

Sweden strengthens partnership to accelerate economic empowerment for rural women

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Swedish Government, through its development agency Sida, announced today a US$5 million commitment towards the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (JP RWEE). More

UN Women Executive Board convenes First Regular Session 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

The UN Women Executive Board will convene for this year’s First Regular Session on 13 February at United Nations headquarters in New York. More

UN Women Executive Director on her first official visit to Bangladesh

Monday, January 29, 2018

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, begins today her first official visit to Bangladesh. During her visit, the Executive Director will be meeting with key government and civil society partners as well as international development actors both in Dhaka, and in Cox’s Bazar, where the Rohingya Refugee response is taking place. More

Announcer: International Women's Day 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. More

Expert Group Meeting discusses strengthening gender mainstreaming efforts in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector

Friday, January 12, 2018

UN Women convened an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Gender Equality and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, on 14–15 December 2017, to strengthen gender mainstreaming efforts in the WASH sector. The report has been released today. More

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri among top diplomats to receive the Power of One award

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri was among top six diplomats and luminaries to receive the inaugural Diwali “Power of One” award at an award ceremony held at the UN Headquarters on 11 December. More

UN Women Executive Director calls on private sector to boost women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship at the Economic Empowerment Summit in Sharjah

Monday, December 4, 2017

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, is in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, from 4 to 5 December, for the 2017 Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit; kicks off programme to advance business opportunities for women, with UAE and Procter & Gamble More

UN Women Executive Director kicks off the 16 Days campaign with the launch of HeForShe in Cote d’Ivoire

Monday, November 27, 2017

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, begins today a visit to Cote d’Ivoire in the context of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. In Cote d’Ivoire, the 16 Days will be marked with the launch of the HeForShe global solidarity movement in the country. More

UN Women and the International Olympic Committee renew partnership on sport for gender equality

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

After five years of successful collaboration on women and sport, UN Women and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have renewed their commitment through a second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU lays out the vision for the next five years of partnership, which will empower women and girls through sport and increase women’s leadership and gender equality in the sport industry. More

First-ever Gender Action Plan to support gender-responsive climate action adopted 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Member States at the annual Conference of the Parties (COP23), convening from 6 – 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, have today adopted a new roadmap to incorporate gender equality and women’s empowerment in climate change discourse and actions. More

Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri will visit Tokyo, Japan from 1 – 3 November to participate in the World Assembly for Women (WAW) 2017, an annual conference that convenes leading figures from around the world to share ideas and strengthen efforts to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

UN Women convenes Champions group to support Women, Peace and Security agenda

Friday, October 27, 2017

To amplify the voices of women, women human rights defenders and women’s organizations in conflict-affected settings, UN Women has convened a group of 12 Champions on Women, Peace and Security and Human Rights. More

Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec on official visit to Australia and the Pacific to discuss progress on women’s empowerment

Monday, October 9, 2017

UN Women Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, Yannick Glemarec will visit Australia this week, from 9 – 12 October, and the Solomon Islands, from 12 – 14 October, to step-up progress on women’s empowerment following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More

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