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Media Advisory: High-Level Panel and Launch of the African Women Leaders Network

Friday, June 2, 2017

The African Union Commission, UN Women and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations will launch the African Women Leaders Network - a platform to enhance the leadership of women in the transformation of Africa with a focus on governance, peace and stability, following the “High-Level Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation.” The Forum is scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 31 May to 2 June. More

Media Advisory: Two events today at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and IPU Secretary-General Martin Chungong will launch today at 12.30 p.m., the 2017 edition of the Women in Politics Map. The Map, co-produced by IPU and UN Women since 2000, includes the latest global data on the rankings of women in politics at executive and parliamentary levels of governments. This afternoon, the Commission on the Status of Women will symbolically mark the global gender pay gap, when it will interrupt its work at 4.10 p.m., when there is 23 per cent of the work-day left. More

Media Advisory: Equal Pay Platform of Champions launch event and photo opportunity

Friday, March 10, 2017

On Monday 13 March, UN Women and ILO will launch the high-profile Equal Pay Platform of Champions, bringing together activists, celebrities and governments, including Oscar-winning American actor Patricia Arquette, Olympic gold medalist and soccer star Abby Wamback, trade union leaders and activists, aiming to bring the issue of equal pay for work of equal value to the forefront. More

Media Advisory: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway shines spotlight on parental leave at International Women's Day

Sunday, March 5, 2017

On Wednesday, March 8, American award-winning actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway will deliver a keynote address at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, in commemoration of International Women’s Day. More

Media Advisory: International Women’s Day, 8 March

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

International Women’s Day will be commemorated globally on 8 March, with events organized by UN Women in more than 50 countries around the globe, to galvanize attention on gender equality and women’s rights issues. This year’s theme will focus on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. More

GEM-TECH Award Winners to be announced on 15 November in Bangkok

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The third annual GEM-TECH Award will transform the lives of people who empower women in ICT More

Media Advisory: At COP22, UN Women to spotlight central role of women in climate response

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Following the historic Paris Agreement, as the first Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22) convenes in Marrakech from 7-18 November, the meeting provides a unique opportunity to ensure policy direction towards implementation of gender-responsive climate actions at all levels. The Paris Agreement, signed by 197 Parties (ratified by 94 to date) commits to promote gender equality obligations when addressing climate change. More

Media advisory: High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment report presentation to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The High-Level Panel (HLP) for Women’s Economic Empowerment will present its first report to the United Nations Secretary-General. The findings will highlight seven drivers to unlock the power of women to work and achieve their financial independence, such as tackling adverse norms and discriminatory laws, reducing and redistributing unpaid work and care, increasing access to loans and changing discriminatory business practices. More

Media advisory: ‘Making Every Woman and Girl Count’ programme high-level launch event

Thursday, September 8, 2016

A newly established public-private partnership to support UN Women’s “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” programme will be launched on 21 September at an event jointly organized by UN Women, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Data2X (United Nations Foundation) and the Government of Australia. More

Media advisory: Syrian women engaged in the peace talks meet in New York

Friday, August 26, 2016

On the sidelines of its Executive Board session, UN Women is organizing a panel with members of the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board to the UN Special Envoy for Syria, established in February this year. At the event, representatives of the Women’s Advisory Board will share their experience and contribution to exploring solutions for peace. More

Media advisory: UN Women at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Thursday, July 28, 2016

At the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, UN Women, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Always (#LikeAGirl) will celebrate women’s and girls’ empowerment through sport and share experiences of the ‘One Win Leads to Another’ programme in Brazil. More

Media advisory: Book launch and workshop on women and girls in conflict: Learning from lived experience to inform policy responses

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The New York launch of Evelyn Amony's memoir, I Am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming my Life from the Lord's Resistance Army, which reflects on Amony’s life as the forced wife of Joseph Kony, will be followed by an all-day workshop that will use Amony’s book as a starting point for a discussion on learning from lived experiences to develop better policy responses, highlighting personal stories from Uganda, Kenya and Colombia and looking at other contexts, like Nigeria. More

Press release: At World Humanitarian Summit, UN Women calls for women’s rights and empowerment to be central principles of humanitarian action

Monday, May 23, 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec will join other world leaders at the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) held today and tomorrow in Istanbul, Turkey. The first gathering of its kind, the Summit aims to place humanity—people’s safety, dignity and the right to thrive—at the heart of global decision-making and initiate a set of concrete actions and commitments to enable countries and communities to better prepare for and respond to crises. With more than 5,000 expected participants, the programme will include seven high-level leaders' roundtables on priority action areas. More

Media Advisory: UN Women at Women Deliver 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

UN Women will be at the Women Deliver 2016 Conference in Copenhagen, calling for the urgent need for increased and sustained investments to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Gender Equality Goal 5, can make a real and transformative change in people’s lives. More

Media Advisory: High-level event on Gender Equality and Global Call to Action on Equal Pay

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to lead the conversation More

Media advisory: Press briefing on the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations and Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, and UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will brief the press on 10 March about the upcoming 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. More

Media Advisory: UN Women events commemorating International Women’s Day 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

International Women’s Day will be commemorated globally on 8 March, galvanizing global attention on gender equality and women’s rights issues. 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

Media advisory: “Orange the world” events spur global action to end violence against women and girls

Monday, November 23, 2015

The official commemoration on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at UN Headquarters will kick-start the global actions to “Orange the World”. More

Media advisory: Report launch: Progress for women in news media grinds to a halt

Friday, November 20, 2015

Results of the fifth and largest study on the portrayal and representation of women in the news media will be released on 23 November. More

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