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Joint Statement: Contribution will help us deliver better results for the communities we serve

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women welcome with appreciation the Government of Sweden’s decision to enter into multi-year core funding agreements with our agencies. This SEK 6.8 billion contribution will help us deliver better results for the communities we serve. More

Op-ed: We have told G7 leaders to make gender inequality and patriarchy history

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

For most people, the annual G7 meeting may just seem like an expensive photo-op that doesn’t connect with any concrete change in people’s lives. But for us, appointed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit on his G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, it was a unique opportunity to push for strong commitments for girls’ and women’s rights. More

Game changing commitment from G7 Development Finance Institutions to invest USD 3 billion for women

Monday, June 11, 2018

UN Women welcomes the major new commitment announced on the margins of the G7 meeting in Canada on 9 June by the development finance institutions (DFI) of the G7 to mobilize USD 3 billion by 2020 to advance women’s economic empowerment. More

Coverage: UN Women at the European Development Days

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

UN Women, with a delegation led by its Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, are taking part in the  European Development Days , Europe’s leading forum on international cooperation and development, from 5-6 June in Brussels. The event gathers every year more than 6,000 participants from over 140 countries. The overarching theme of the 12 edition of the forum will be "Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest". More

Announcer: Gender equality takes centre stage at Europe’s leading forum on development

Monday, June 4, 2018

UN Women, with a delegation led by its Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will take part this week in the European Development Days, Europe’s leading forum on international cooperation and development, from 5-6 June in Brussels. More

Press release: EU and UN team up to eliminate violence against women and girls

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York the European Union and the United Nations launched a Spotlight Initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. More

Interview with Ulla Tøernæs, Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark

Friday, September 15, 2017

In a recent interview with UN Women, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tøernæs, signals strong support for UN Women through core funding and through thematic initiatives, such as innovation. On 20 September, the Government of Denmark and UN Women will sign a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the coming four years. More

Interview with Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Kai Mykkänen

Friday, July 7, 2017

In a May 2017 interview, the Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen referred to his country’s combined core and non-core contribution of approximately USD 14.53 to UN Women in 2016, and urged other Member States to also step up and help UN Women deliver on its mandate of achieving gender equality by 2030. Finland has been one of UN Women’s largest donors, topping the list in 2014. More

Interview with Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, Isabella Lövin

Friday, July 7, 2017

In 2016, the Government of Sweden donated a core contribution of USD 12 million to UN Women. In addition, the Government, through the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), contributed USD 30 million in multi-bi support – bringing its overall 2016 contribution to approximately USD 42 million and making Sweden UN Women’s largest donor. In an interview, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, Isabella Lövin explains why her Government believes UN Women’s work is such an important priority for its multilateral aid. More

UN Women Executive Director to visit Norway for annual consultations

Friday, May 19, 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

Tuesday, March 7, 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

Saturday, March 4, 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

Tuesday, January 24, 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

Thursday, January 19, 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

Friday, December 16, 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

Tuesday, November 22, 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

Tuesday, September 27, 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

Wednesday, June 29, 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

Tuesday, September 29, 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

Tuesday, September 22, 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

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