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Interview with Nikolai Astrup, Norwegian Minister of International Development.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

In 2017, the Government of Norway donated a core contribution of USD 9 million to UN Women. In addition, the Government contributed USD 14.5 million in non-core support – bringing its overall 2017 contribution to approximately USD 23.5 million and making Norway UN Women’s third largest contributor. In an interview, Minister of International Development of Norway, Nikolai Astrup, explains why gender equality is a top priority in foreign and development policy. More

Interview with Anne-Mari Virolainen, Minister for Trade and International Development of Finland

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

In 2017, the Government of Finland donated a core contribution of USD 11.6 million to UN Women. In addition, the Government contributed USD 6.9 million in multi-bi support – bringing its overall 2017 contribution to approximately USD 18.6 million and making Finland UN Women’s fifth largest contributor. In an interview, Minister for Trade and International Development of Finland, Anne-Mari Virolainen, explains why gender equality is Finland’s top priority in foreign and development policy. More

Unstereotype Alliance celebrates its first anniversary and launches new report ‘Unstereotype: Beyond Gender. The Invisible Stereotypes’

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Unstereotype Alliance, an industry-led initiative convened by UN Women to end harmful stereotypes often perpetuated through advertising, celebrates major achievements on its first anniversary at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. More

Open Letter: UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka issues open letter to the advertising industry

Monday, June 18, 2018

"This is ultimately about so much more than eliminating stereotypes. It is about making cultural change that has the potential to transform our societies, and our future." - UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka issues open letter to the advertising industry 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

Speech: “Ending FGM is possible in our generation. It is no longer a dream”—Jaha Dukureh

Monday, June 11, 2018

Remarks by Regional UN Women Ambassador for Africa, Jaha Dukureh, at the Opening Session of the European Development Days, Spotlight Initiative section 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

Op-ed: The Spotlight Initiative: Eliminating violence and harmful practices against women and girls

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women; Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Population Fund; and Achim Steiner, Administrator, UN Development Programme 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

Running for a cause in Mexico

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

More than 70,000 women ran for gender equality in Mexico as part of the Carrera Bonafont con Causa [Bonafont Race for a Cause], the largest 5K race in the world for women in the world. More

Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network meets in Berlin to promote women’s role in peace processes

Thursday, May 3, 2018

About 150 representatives from UN Member States, regional and international organizations and civil society from around the world met in Berlin, Germany, for the annual capital-level Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network (WPS-FPN) meeting on April 9-10, 2018. More

UN Women Executive Director to visit Nordic countries for annual consultations

Thursday, April 12, 2018

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Helsinki, Finland, on 12-13th April to discuss the status of gender equality globally, as well as Finland’s contribution to achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide—a top priority that Finland and UN Women share. Following this, the Executive Director will visit Sweden on April 16-18 to attend the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality, as well as take part in a ministerial roundtable discussing gender equality as a means for economic development, and the methods and best practices that have proven to be most effective in achieving real change. More

High-level event organized by UN Women and EU institutions gathers decision-makers on closing the gender digital gap

Monday, April 9, 2018

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will attend the “All on board – Closing the digital gap for women and girls in developing countries” high-level event, co-hosted by the European Commission, the European Parliament and UN Women in Brussels, on 11 April. More

Tokyo event showcases new approaches for promoting gender equality and peace through music, art and comedy

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Japanese pop sensation PIKOTARO debuted his new song, “Gender Equal Peaceful World”, at a dynamic event in Tokyo on 1 March, organized by UN Women and Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. More

In the words of Jaha Dukureh: “We are at a tipping point in the movement to end FGM”

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Jaha Dukureh, UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, is an outspoken activist leading the movement to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. More

Six women athletes who are changing the game

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

As athletes from 93 nations fly to Pyeongchang County in the Republic of Korea to compete from 9-25 February, women are set to make their mark on the 2018 Winter Olympics like never before. To celebrate women in sport, we bring you some inspirational women who are breaking down gender barriers. More

Press release: UN Women announces first Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa

Monday, February 5, 2018

On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on 6 February, UN Women announced the appointment of renowned activist Jaha Dukureh of The Gambia as Regional Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. Ms. Dukureh will dedicate her efforts to support UN Women’s advocacy to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Africa, with focus on mobilizing youth. More

Levelling the playing field for gender equality in the Pacific region through rugby

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Rugby — traditionally a male dominated sport—is starting to make strides in the Pacific towards gender equality, with a record number of women’s teams taking their talents to the field and joining the rugby workforce. More

UN Women carries the Olympic Torch, calls for gender equality in sport

Friday, January 19, 2018

Today, UN Women Country Programme Manager in China, Julie Broussard carried the Olympic Torch in Paju, South Korea, leading up to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. She called for gender equality in sport, following in the footsteps of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who had carried the Olympic Torch at the 2016 Rio Games. More

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