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UN Women National Committees convene for annual meeting

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hosted by the UN Women National Committee Australia, the annual meeting brought together staff from UN Women Headquarters, UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office and National Committees around the world in Fiji for a week. More

Press release: UN Women announces Danai Gurira as Goodwill Ambassador

Sunday, December 2, 2018

During the global annual advocacy campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December), UN Women today announced the appointment of internationally renowned award-winning actor-playwright Danai Gurira as its Goodwill Ambassador. As a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Gurira will lend her name and dedicate her support to putting a spotlight on gender equality and women’s rights, as well as bringing unheard women’s voices front and centre. More

Sweden partners with UN Women to improve gender data

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Today, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), a long-standing partner of UN Women, announced a significant contribution of 80 million Krona (USD 8.8 million) to UN Women’s Flagship Programme on gender data, Making Every Woman and Girl Count. More

Interview with Taro Kono, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Japan is a vital partner in UN Women’s mission to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women. In an interview with UN Women, Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Taro Kono, highlights why realizing gender equality is an important goal for Japan. More

Announcer: World's first Gender Smart Investing Summit takes place in London

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, 1 November 2018 marks the first ever Gender Smart Investing Summit, where venture capitalists, asset managers, institutional investors, NGOs and entrepreneurs from around the world came together to examine how more capital can be channelled to accelerate positive change towards one of the most critical social issues of our time: achieving gender equality, globally. More

Press release: To reach sustainable development for all, Asia and the Pacific must move faster on gender equality says ADB, UN Women report

Monday, October 29, 2018

Countries in Asia and the Pacific must accelerate progress on gender equality in order to reach the ambitious and progressive global goals under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and UN Women released at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women in Ha Noi. More

Op-Ed: Fostering an unstereotyped culture for a legacy of gender equality

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women More

Gender equality is good for business, leaders say at 2018 WEPs Forum

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The 2018 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Forum convenes business leaders and policy experts from Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union; launches the programme, Win-Win: Gender equality means good business. More

Press release: Alwaleed Philanthropies joins UN Women’s groundbreaking global initiative to close gender data gaps

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Alwaleed Philanthropies today joined UN Women’s groundbreaking public-private initiative, “Making Every Woman and Girl Count,” which aims to improve the production, accessibility and use of gender statistics of around the world. More

Press release: Global winners of "SDGs and Her" Competition celebrated at New York event

Monday, September 24, 2018

the global winners of the SDGs and Her Competition were celebrated at a side-event during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly. The contest showcases women micro-entrepreneurs who are helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their businesses. More

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér on first official visit to the Republic of Korea

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér will be on her first official visit to Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 13 to 14 September 2018. The visit is intended to continue building an already strong partnership with the Republic, aimed at achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment, both at home and abroad. More

Press release: Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York visits UN Trust Fund grantees in Serbia

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Princess Eugenie of York visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) in Belgrade, Serbia and was introduced to the work of organizations that are changing the lives of victims/survivors of trafficking in persons for the better. More

United Nations and Thomas & Friends™ Launch collaboration to introduce Sustainable Development Goals to Preschoolers

Friday, September 7, 2018

The United Nations and Mattel, Inc., today launched at UN Headquarters a collaboration to introduce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to preschool audiences through the extremely popular animated children’s series Thomas & Friends™. More

Press release: UN Women’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change launches the Gender Innovation Principles

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC), a unique alliance with 27 partners from private sector, non-profit organizations and academic institutions, facilitated by UN Women to develop the innovation market to work better for women and to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment, is launching a set of global standards called the “Gender Innovation Principles”. The Principles aim to take a gender-responsive approach to innovation and technology. More

From where I stand: “Not being able to see was not an obstacle”

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Palmira Martínez, a blind professional runner from Mexico, is among the 70,000 women who ran for gender equality as part of the largest 5K race for women in the world. More

Statement: The invisible wounds to women and girls damage all of us

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Joint statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management More

UN Women and partners encourage feminist activism in South Africa

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A high-level forum held yesterday in South Africa has urged the role of feminist civic activism, youth and social movements in strengthening democracy, gender equality and sustainable development. More

Press release: UN Women’s HeForShe Initiative partners with the California Institute of Arts to create animated films promoting gender equity

Monday, August 13, 2018

UN Women’s HeForShe movement partners with internationally renowned, California Institute of Arts (CalArts), to promote gender equality through the arts. The partnership engages students in CalArts’s animation programs to tackle persisting gender stereotypes and drive cultural change through the production of original animated short films addressing serious barriers to gender equality. More

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

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