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Speech: “The women, peace and security agenda is a powerful tool”—Executive Director

Friday, April 13, 2018

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Launch Event of Finland’s 1325 National Action Plan in Helsinki, Finland on 13 April. More

Speech: “We need to close the digital gap”—Executive Director

Friday, April 13, 2018

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the event ‘All on Board – Closing the Digital Gap for Women and Girls in Developing Countries’ at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. The event was co-hosted by the Executive Director, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr. Neven Mimica and the Chair of the Development Committee of the European Parliament, Ms. Linda McAvan. More

Speech: The power of proximity

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Skoll World Forum More

Closing remarks to the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women by United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Saturday, March 24, 2018

These agreed conclusions focus on addressing the poverty of women and girls in rural areas; the important issue of access, ownership and control of land and other productive resources; opportunities and challenges in agriculture, including their food security and nutrition; and they also recognize that the lives of women in rural areas are not only confined to food production and agriculture. They address the impact of climate change, and the need for infrastructure such as for ICT, energy, transport, drinking water and sanitation. More

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the CSW62 side event Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate FGM and Child, Early and Forced Marriage by 2030

Monday, March 19, 2018

At the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women side event Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate FGM and Child, Early and Forced Marriage by 2030, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo -Ngcuka said "It takes a man and a boy and a father and a brother to say: not my sister; not my child, not my cousin, so that this is not a fight that only the girls are waging." More

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the side event, “#MeToo, Now What?”

Sunday, March 18, 2018

At the #MeToo, Now What?”,side event co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN, The Guardian and UN Women, at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director talks about how to sustain the movement and urges the media to stay with the story More

Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the CSW62 side event, Under the Spotlight: Ending violence against ALL women and girls

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

This Initiative is a true endeavour by the United Nations and the European Union to work in a different way. As you see, not only do we have the Executive Offices of both organizations passionately involved in this specific initiative, we also have different UN agencies working closely together on the implementation for Spotlight: UNFPA, UNDP, ILO and UN Women. We also have civil society partners; and governments of the countries that are involved in the Initiative. More

Remarks of United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Side Event on the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Advancing Women’s Leadership and Participation

Monday, March 12, 2018

It is significant that we are now in a phase where consultation with women and their participation in influencing the strategies and policies dealing with counterterrorism have finally become a way of life and integrated.  More

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director at the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Monday, March 12, 2018

Opening statement for the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women More

UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka’s speech to the UN Women Executive Board, First Regular Session of 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The importance for all of us is that this is a moment of accountability and we all have to agree that ‘Time is Up’. We must connect with the global movement of solidarity and ensure our relevance. We too must put our house in order. As we are responsible for setting standards and guide policy through the work that we do together here, we must be beyond reproach. More

Acceptance remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director for the ‘Power of One’ Award from the Diwali Foundation USA

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

I do believe in the ‘Power of One’, in each of us being a lamp to illuminate and transform the world through the power of ideas and knowledge, advocacy and movement building, setting of global standards and values to realize the ideals of the United Nations and the Perfect World we all dream of, want and deserve. The ‘Power of One’ is about not giving-up ever. More

Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

"What would the world look like in 2030 if it lived up to our expectations? Violence against women will be something that is not a norm, but an outlier. Mainstream society would not tolerate gender-based violence, would not tolerate domestic violence, would not tolerate trafficking. Everywhere we would have mechanisms to make sure that these practices do not thrive." - Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit More

Remarks by UN Women Executive Director on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism in Bahrain

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in Bahrain. More

UN Women Executive Director’s remarks at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates More

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Official Commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in New York City, NY More

Speech: Women, peace and security, an essential pillar in global affairs

Friday, October 27, 2017

Statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security More

Speech: Making innovation work for women

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec at the Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference (G-STIC) 2017 on 24 October. More

Speech: “Together we will unleash girls’ power in all its dimensions”

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Lakshmi Puri during the UN commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child 2017 More

Remarks by Lakshmi Puri, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, at the annual Girls Speak Out event in celebration of the International Day of the Girl 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Your Excellency, Minister Maryam Monsef, Excellencies, ambassadors of Peru and Turkey, Distinguished Colleagues, Girl activists and advocates, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Let me start by commending the Governments of Canada, Peru, and Turkey for continued commitments to the International Day of the Girl. Sincere thanks to the Working Group on Girls and all the other co-organizers of this thought provoking event of today. I am so inspired by these amazing girls as they use their... More

Speech: “Innovation will be critical to break trends and achieve the SDGs”—Yannick Glemarec

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Opening remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec at the Women World Changers Summit in Australia More

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