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Statement by UN Women on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

In a statement on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2015, UN Women pays tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to end the suffering of others, and who bring hope where it is most needed. Their humanitarian spirit and actions inspire us every day. More

UN Women Executive Board convenes 2015 Annual Session

Monday, June 29, 2015

The UN Women Executive Board will convene for this year's Annual Session from 30 June to 2 July at United Nations headquarters in New York. More

Workshop stresses the importance of financing for gender equality, post-2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Making gender equality and women’s empowerment a reality requires dedicated and consistent funding. Highlighting the key role that financing for gender equality will have for the future global development agenda, UN Women, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) and the European Commission (EC) convened a global workshop entitled “Increasing Financing for Gender Equality: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward,” from 3-5 June 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. More

Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri marks the 70th anniversary of the UN in Prague

Friday, June 5, 2015

UN Women Deputy Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri was one of the keynote speakers at the official event to mark the United Nations’ 70th anniversary in the Czech Republic. More

Lakshmi Puri meets with Nicolas Hulot at Climate Conference in Morocco

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

On 30 May, at the “Women for Climate” Conference in Skhirat, Morocco, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri met with Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of French President François Hollande on Climate and Chief negotiator for the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). More

“We must make a concerted effort to remove all barriers to education for girls and adolescents”– Yannick Glemarec

Friday, May 22, 2015

Statement by UN Women’s Deputy Executive Director, Yannick Glemarec, at the World Education Forum 2015 high-level statements and closing ceremony, on 21 May, in Incheon, Republic of Korea. More

Lakshmi Puri addresses the World Health Assembly

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Statement by UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Lakshmi Puri at the 68th World Health Assembly, held on 21 May 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. More

“Progress for women is progress for all” – Lakshmi Puri

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Statement by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Ms. Lakshmi Puri, at the launch of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, on 21 May at the International Labour Organization Headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland. More

World Education Forum adopts Declaration on the Future of Education

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A transformative vision for education over the next 15 years has been adopted at the World Education Forum, which concluded today in Incheon, Republic of Korea. More

“Gender equality must remain a top priority in order to close the health equity gap worldwide”– Lakshmi Puri

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Statement by the UN Women Deputy Executive Director Ms. Lakshmi Puri, at the 68th Session of the World Health Assembly, “Women and Health: 20 years of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action” held on 19 May, in Geneva, Switzerland. More

Gender equality related aspects of the post-2015 development agenda and trade and development policies – a speech by Lakshmi Puri

Monday, May 18, 2015

Remarks by Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Development Commission on “Trade and development policies and the post-2015 development agenda” held on 18 May 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. More

UN Women Executive Director to visit Colombia

Thursday, May 7, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Colombia from 8-9 May. She will meet with Government officials and Members of Congress, as well as representatives of the private sector, the diplomatic corps and civil society. UN Women Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean, Luiza Carvalho, will also accompany the visit. More

Press release: New report from UN Women unveils far-reaching alternative policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality

Monday, April 27, 2015

A major report from UN Women, released today in seven locations globally, brings together human rights and economic policymaking to call for far-reaching changes to the global policy agenda that will transform economies and make women’s rights, and equality, a reality. It takes an in-depth look at what the economy would look like if it truly worked for women, for the benefit of all. More

“If the economy worked for women…” – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Monday, April 27, 2015

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at a panel discussion for the launch of UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming economies, realizing rights,” in London, 27 April 2015. More

Mobilizing greater global investment in gender equality and women’s empowerment

Friday, April 17, 2015

To mobilize global leaders to increase the scale and scope of funding for gender equality commitments, UN Women, together with the Permanent Missions of Mexico and Sweden, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development, co-hosted a side event on “Transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment: Expectations from the Financing for Development process” on 16 April in New York. More

UN Women's flagship report "Progress of the World’s Women" is here!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Chock-full of solid in-depth analysis and data, UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” will be launched on 27 April in seven cities around the world. More

Media advisory: New York launch of flagship UN Women Report: Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016

Friday, April 17, 2015

Launch of flagship UN Women Report: Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights More

Statement of the Executive Director of UN Women on the one-year anniversary of the Chibok kidnappings

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

In a statement on the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping of nearly 300 school girls in Chibok, Nigeria, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says their imprisonment is a stark reminder of the ongoing impunity that accompanies this type of violence. She urges the global community to work together to adopt a coordinated response that addresses the drivers of extremist violence. More

“Gender equality demands a concerted push” – Executive Director

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women at the Intergenerational dialogue, held at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, New York, 13 March 2015. More

“In 2030 we want to be able to talk about a world that has achieved gender equality” – UN Women Executive Director

Monday, March 9, 2015

In her message inaugurating the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women on 9 March, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka applauded global progress in the mission of empowering women but called on countries to lead substantial change towards gender equality in the next five years, in order to attain Planet 50-50 by 2030. More

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