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Press Release: UN Women and the European Union launch a new initiative to focus on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

10 July 2017

UN Women and the EU will aim to reform policies in line with international standards, transfrom dicriminatory social norms and empower women and girls subjected to violence. More

Press Release: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka appointed to a second term as Executive Director of UN Women

05 July 2017

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres re-appointed Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for a second term as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) for a period of four years. More

Press Release: In Cannes, UN Women Executive Director calls on members of global industry to eliminate gender stereotypes in advertising

20 June 2017

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Under- Secretary-General of the United Nations, is joining industry leaders at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this week. She will call on the industry to strengthen their commitment to gender equality and collectively eliminate gender stereotypes in advertising. More

Press Release: Equals in Tech Awards

20 June 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for international ‘Equals in Tech’ Awards, an initiative of ITU and UN Women, recognizing ICT initiatives empowering women and girls. Awards promote and support gender equality in the ICT field More

Press release: UN Women highlights women’s role in the energy of the future during EXPO 2017

09 June 2017

UN Women will showcase its best solutions on women’s role to boost the world’s access to energy, while at the same time fighting climate change, at this year’s EXPO in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 10 June to 10 September 2017. More

Press Release: New platform launched to galvanize and boost women’s leadership of Africa

02 June 2017

UN Women, the African Union Commission, and the Permanent Mission of Germany today launched the African Women Leaders Network, a ground-breaking initiative that seeks to enhance the leadership of women in the transformation of Africa with a focus on governance, peace and stability. More

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

UN Women and the Government of Mexico City launch the campaign #NoEsDeHombres to tackle sexual harassment in public transport

03 April 2017

Mexico City, 30 March 2017. UN Women, in partnership with the Government of Mexico City launch a campaign to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women in public transport in Mexico City as part of the Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for women and girls programme. More

Press Release: UN Commission on the Status of Women provides roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy

24 March 2017

At the closing of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Member States today committed to ensure women’s full and equal participation and leadership in the economy, to women’s right to work and rights at work, as a vital step to achieve sustainable development. More

Press Release: Second panel report shows how economically empowered women are at the core of an inclusive and sustainable global economy

17 March 2017

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment has presented its second report with final recommendations to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres. In its report, the Panel lays out concrete actions for accelerating progress towards women’s full and equal economic participation. The report also acknowledges that gender inequalities remain stubborn across the world, but they can be overcome if systematic barriers are removed. More

Press Release: New IPU and UN Women map shows women’s representation in politics stagnating

15 March 2017

The number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated, with only marginal improvements since 2015, according to the data presented in the Women in Politics 2017 Map launched today by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. More

Press Release: Activists, celebrities and governments call to end global gender pay gap

14 March 2017

Today, at a packed event in the UN General Assembly in New York, champions of equal pay took centre stage, putting forth a clarion call to end the global gender pay gap that stands at 23 per cent. The event launched the high-profile Equal Pay Platform of Champions, a diverse group of advocates to amplify and galvanize mobilization—as part of a broader ILO-UN Women Global Equal Pay Coalition—calling for equal pay for work of equal value. The event at the UN was hosted by UN Women in partnership with ILO, and co-sponsored by the Missions of Iceland, South Africa and Switzerland, coinciding with the opening day of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women, the largest inter-governmental forum on women’s rights and gender equality, which is focusing this year on the theme of “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”. More

Press release: As the world of work transforms, UN’s largest inter-governmental meeting to focus on its impact on women and girls

09 March 2017

Press release: Amid rising mobilization by women’s movements globally, the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality and women’s rights is set to take place with a focus on “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”. More

Press Release: UN Women announces four new HeForShe Thematic Champions to accelerate progress towards gender equality

08 March 2017

Media contact:  dinal.limbachia@unwomen.org                                           New York, NY (March 7, 2017) –  On International Women’s Day, UN Women will announce four male global leaders as the newest Thematic Champions to be part of its latest initiative. These Thematic Champions, representing both the public and private sectors, have committed to implement... More

Press Release: International Women’s Day spotlights impact of changing world of work

07 March 2017

Press release: At a time when women’s voices are rising around the world, International Women’s Day will be commemorated globally on 8 March through a rich diversity of initiatives, celebrating women’s achievements, opportunities and potential, while reflecting on this year’s theme of “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway to focus on the need for parental leave; Planet 50-50 gathers momentum in events around the world. More

Press release: UN Women launches initiative for reforming gender-discriminatory laws

14 February 2017

A new partnership focused on reforming gender-discriminatory laws was unveiled today at an event co-hosted by UN Women, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Equality Now, in New York. The “Roadmap for Substantive Equality: 2030” aims at repealing or amending laws that discriminate against women and girls, and ensuring that laws are grounded in gender equality and women’s human rights, and fully implemented, as part of global efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More

Press Release: UNESCO and UN Women release guidance to end gender-based violence in education

08 December 2016

To help end a global phenomenon that affects millions of children, families and communities worldwide, UNESCO and UN Women are releasing today a Global Guidance on Addressing School Related Gender-Based Violence. More

Press release: Spotlighting urgent need to end violence against women and girls, business leaders pledge commitment and investment

06 December 2016

UN Women and India’s IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry announce partnership to boost women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment; Gateway of India and other iconic Mumbai monuments turn orange as part of 16 Days of Activism More

Press release: Robust funding critical to ending the pandemic of violence against women and girls

21 November 2016

UNiTE campaign’s “Orange the World” initiative urges raising money to end violence against women and girls during this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence More

Press release: Luminaries, activists and artistes come together to spotlight life-changing interventions on ending the pandemic of violence against women and girls

17 November 2016

Press release: Luminaries, activists and artistes come together to spotlight life-changing interventions on ending the pandemic of violence against women and girls. UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman co-hosts star-studded gala to mark 20 years of grant-making through UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. More

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