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“Water and sanitation…is MDG unfinished business” — Executive Director

17 March 2016

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Launch of the Liberia and Sierra Leone Regional WEE/WASH Programme on 17 March 2016 in New York More

Speech by John Hendra on “Feminization of Poverty in Rural Areas”

14 March 2014

Remarks by John Hendra, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme, at a side event on “Feminization of Poverty in Rural Areas”, New York, 13 March 2014. More

Remarks by John Hendra at a side event on Women and Water: Multipliers of Development

11 March 2014

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme John Hendra, at a side event on Women and Water: Multipliers of Development, New York, 11 March 2014 More

In the words of Chamathya Fernando: In Sri Lanka, MDG results are a mixed bag for women and girls

05 December 2013

As the UN discusses the new development agenda that will be adopted beyond the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target date of 2015, youth activist Chamathya Fernando with the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association talks about how these goals have impacted the lives of women and girls in an urban low-income settlement. Fernando will speak at a panel on the MDGs at the Stakeholders Forum on 5 December. More

On World Toilet Day UN Women calls to increase access to basic sanitation

19 November 2013

On World Toilet Day, UN Women is calling attention to the urgent need to increase access to toilets stressing that women are disproportionally affected by the lack of basic sanitation. This undermines their dignity and safety from sexual and gender-based violence. More

On World Water Day, UN Women spotlights the need to ensure access to drinking water and sanitation for all

21 March 2013

On World Water Day, UN Women is calling attention to the urgent need to increase access to clean water and basic sanitation and to support the initiative of UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson to enhance progress on sanitation ahead of the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). More

Joint Statement: End water and sanitation inequalities in the future development agenda

21 February 2013

The Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations, UNICEF, UN Women, WaterAid and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. New York, 21 February 2013. More

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: the power behind successful sustainable development

09 August 2012

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Lakshmi Puri, at the High Level Ministerial meeting ‘Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: the power behind successful sustainable development' Rio de Janeiro, 20 June 2012. More

Mrs. Ban meets with women’s rights activists in India

27 April 2012

While on an official trip to India with the UN Secretary-General, Mrs. Ban meets with leading voices on women's rights and hears about the main challenges and opportunities in one of the world's largest democracies. More

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