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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

UNCTAD and UN Women announces joint programme to promote gender-inclusive macroeconomics

24 February 2017

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and UN Women will work together through a joint programme to incorporate gender perspectives into models of economic growth and development, particularly the effects of the unpaid “care economy”. More

Coverage: Towards justice and gender equality to build peace

01 December 2016

Today, at an event in New York, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec joined María Emma Mejía, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations; Margarita Cabello, President of Colombia’s Supreme Court of Justice and other dignitaries to discuss Colombia’s progress and challenges in the pursuit of peace and gender equality. More

Op-ed: Immoral hazard: the gender inequality of risk

15 November 2016

Whilst the international media reported that over 800 people died in Haiti due to the impact of the recent Hurricane Matthew, a gender breakdown was not given even though your chances of surviving a natural disaster often depends on your sex. This inequality of risk is increasingly important in a world of more frequent and bigger disasters and crises, with almost 100 million people affected by 346 disasters in 2015 alone. And climate change drives these numbers ever higher. More

Yannick Glemarec in Bahrain to launch new Global Award for Women’s Empowerment

13 June 2016

In the Kingdom of Bahrain on 12 June, UN Women Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme Yannick Glemarec attended the signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding between Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Women and UN Women, the first cooperation agreement between UN Women and the Kingdom of Bahrain. More

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

23 May 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

New Delhi mission tackles women’s access to sustainable energy

09 May 2016

N Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women’s Deputy Executive Director, Yannick Glemarec undertook a three-day mission to New Delhi from 1-3 May to intensify UN Women’s joint efforts with partners in assessing women’s energy needs in India. More

Innovative financing to drive women’s economic empowerment forward

22 December 2015

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec attended an international forum hosted in Georgia to reflect on the implementation of SDGs through innovative financing. More

At COP 21, Yannick Glemarec engages with broad range of partners

10 December 2015

On 9 December, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec visited COP’s Climate Generations areas, where international and civil society organizations emphasize among the general public the commitment of all generations to local and global solutions to climate change. More

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec visits Nairobi

23 November 2015

UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women’s Deputy Executive Director, Yannick Glemarec was in Nairobi for the Regional Peer Review Meeting for 2016 Annual Work Plans. The first-ever joint Regional Peer Review Group for both the Eastern and Southern Africa and the Western and Central Africa regional offices took place at Windsor Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya from 10-14 November, 2015. More

Yannick Glemarec attends “Climate, women are committed!” conference

19 October 2015

On 16 October, Yannick Glemarec, UN Women Deputy Executive Director spoke at the Conference “Climate, women are committed!” at the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Development in Paris. More

"A changing climate means there is a shrinking window of opportunity to close the gender gap" – Yannick Glemarec

29 September 2015

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec at the Empowering Women in Climate Action event on 29 September. More

Rapping and rhyming for rights: Yannick Glemarec visits programmes in Egypt

30 June 2015

Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, met with volunteer ‘youth ambassadors’, local NGO partners, and community members involved in two of UN Women’s key programmes in Egypt More

“The state of the world’s fathers in one word? Underestimated” – Yannick Glemarec

23 June 2015

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec joined UNFPA, the Clinton Foundation, Promundo and various civil society and private sector partners promoting the MenCare global fatherhood campaign, in hosting the launch of the first-ever report on the State of the World’s Fathers on 16 June. The new report provides a global overview of men’s contribution to parenting and caregiving around the world. More

UN Women Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director to attend the World Education Forum in Korea

15 May 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec will travel to Incheon, in the Republic of Korea, from 19 to 21 May, to meet with key officials and attend the World Education Forum 2015. More

Policy and investment must support women's economic empowerment — John Hendra

29 September 2014

Opening remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra at the First Ladies Global Call to Action Conference on Women and Girls’ Financial Health at UN Headquarters in New York, 25 September 2014. More

Making it happen – financing gender equality and women’s rights in the post-2015 development agenda

23 September 2014

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director of Policy and Programme, John Hendra, at the 69th UN General Assembly side event “Making it happen – financing gender equality and women’s rights in the post-2015 development agenda” on 22 September 2014, New York. More

Comprehensive approach to end child, early and forced marriage needed

10 September 2014

John Hendra, UN Women Deputy Executive Director of Policy and Programme, took part in an informal panel discussion on “Child, Early and Forced Marriage Worldwide, including the Elaboration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda” on 5 September 2014, in the final days of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. More

Women as everyday peacebuilders critical to nation-building

04 September 2014

Women’s daily peacebuilding stories often remain untold. To bring such voices to light, the UN Peacebuilding Commission, under the chairpersonship of Brazil, held a session entitled “Women, Everyday Peacebuilders” on 3 September 2014. The session brought together women peace activists from Colombia, Kenya and Liberia, delegates to the Peacebuilding Commission and senior UN officials. More

Op-ed: We can't put off to tomorrow what needs to be done today

18 August 2014

With just 500 days to go until the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Women Deputy Executive Director for policy and programme John Hendra states, ‘now is the time to deliver for women and girls’. More

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