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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

Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to visit Sweden ahead of International Women’s Day

04 March 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Stockholm, Sweden from 5 – 6 March, ahead of International Women's Day, to discuss how to remove the persistent barriers to gender equality and ensure that women and men have the same power to shape their societies and their own lives, both at home and abroad. More

Interview with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop

24 January 2017

Following the signing of the Australia-UN Women 2016-2020 Partnership Agreement on 16 December 2016, Julie Bishop, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, outlines why her Government believes funding UN Women is an important priority. More

Australia and UN Women reaffirm partnership

19 January 2017

In December 2016, the Government of Australia and UN Women signed a new four-year Partnership Framework Agreement, reaffirming their shared commitment to the advancement of women’s empowerment and gender equality in the Indo-Pacific region and globally. More

Launch of Women’s leadership initiative for peace and stability in Africa

16 December 2016

UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Lakshmi Puri, together with the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, Harald Braun and the Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations, Téte António, launched the “Women’s Leadership Initiative for Stability in Africa” on 14 December at an event in New York. More

UN Women Executive Director and Canadian Prime Minister to visit Liberia

22 November 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka starts her travels to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign with a visit to Liberia from 23 to 25 November. During the visit, she will take part in a high-level panel on the empowerment and leadership of women and girls, alongside President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. More

Belgium and UN Women sign agreement to promote women’s rights and gender equality

27 September 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Development Cooperation, signed the first Framework Arrangement in New York on 20 September 2016, to formalize and strengthen collaboration for promoting women’s rights and gender equality. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Development Cooperation, signed the first Framework... More

“We appreciate your strong recognition of our achievements” —Executive Director at Executive Board

29 June 2016

Closing Remarks of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Annual Session of the UN Women Executive Board, 28 June 2016, New York. More

Interview with the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America

29 September 2015

In signing a new partnership agreement with UN Women on 29 September , Jesús Manuel Gracia Aldaz, Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America, confirmed the commitment by the Spanish Government to UN Women as its main partner in the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout the world. More

Leading businesses, civil society organizations and UN agencies call on governments to abolish legal barriers to women’s economic empowerment

22 September 2015

On the heels of the international community's adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on 26 September in New York, 20 leading businesses, civil society organizations and UN agencies will unite to call on governments around the world to take action to remove barriers to women's economic empowerment. More

Making UN Women "fit and funded for purpose"

06 July 2015

More than 40 governments voiced their support for UN Women and dozens announced new funding commitments during a special pledging event for the organization on 1 July, during the 2015 annual session of its Executive Board at UN Headquarters in New York. More

“An idea whose time has come” – Executive Director

06 July 2015

Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Executive Board Annual Session 2015 on 2 July, New York. More

“There must be significantly enhanced, prioritized, and dedicated investment for implementing gender equality commitments” – Executive Director

01 July 2015

Opening remarks delivered by Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on 30 June at the opening event of UN Women’s Executive Board Annual Session held in New York City. More

“We urge you to place gender equality and women’s empowerment at the heart of the Financing for Development discussions and negotiations” – UN Women Executive Director

16 April 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the joint-side event during the Second Drafting Session on the Outcome Document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: “Transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment: Expectations from the Financing for Development process” held on 16 April, in New York. More

Information bureaus offer new opportunities for rural women in Moldova

13 June 2012

Information about safe, healthy employment can be scarce for Moldova's women, especially for those living in its large rural areas. Many women still work in the informal sector and rely heavily on their families and their husbands for physical and financial security. More

African-Spanish Women’s Network for a Better World Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

18 October 2011

The African-Spanish Women's Network for a Better World is celebrating its fourth anniversary in November. A partnership between UN Women, the Government of Spain and civil society, the network now has nearly 1,500 members, including individuals and organizations from 51 countries in Africa and Spain. More

Highlighting Gender Equality at the 2011 UN General Assembly Debate

30 September 2011

The 66th General Debate of the UN General Assembly closed this week with evidence of firm commitments to gender equality throughout the speeches of high-level government representatives. Emphasizing the importance of international efforts to achieve gender equality, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) also announced USD 5 million to UN Women. More

Japan Contributes US$4.5 Million to Support UN Women Project on Ending Violence against Women in Afghanistan

15 June 2011

The Government of Japan has contributed US$4.5 million this year to support a UN Women project in Afghanistan on ending violence against women, the largest non-core contribution to UN Women by Japan to date. Japan has also pledged US$446,808 in core contributions to UN Women for 2011. More

Growing Core Contributions to UN Women

18 May 2011

India and Nigeria have joined a growing list of countries pledging significant contributions to UN Women, the newly established UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. India pledged and paid US$1 million to UN Women core funds in 2011, a leap from its contribution of US$20,000 in 2010. The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria approved US$500,000 for UN Women core funding. More

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