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Investing in women for peace and future generations: Timor-Leste adopts a national action plan on Security Council resolution 1325

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Timor-Leste has approved a National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security for 2016-2020, becoming the third country in Southeast Asia to adopt such a plan based on a UN Security Council resolution. 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

Speech by Executive Director at a Dialogue on “Increasing Inclusion of Women and Girls in the Social Protection System"

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at a Dialogue on “Increasing Inclusion of Women and Girls in the Social Protection System: A Development Priority”, Hanoi, 30 March 2014. More

Press statement by UN Women Executive Director in Tokyo

Monday, March 31, 2014

Press statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Nippon Press Club, Tokyo, Japan, 28 March 2014. More

"Positive developments for women’s empowerment and gender equality in Jordan" – Executive Director

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, during the a ceremony to announce Jordan's COMMITment, in Amman, 20 February 2014. More

Ukraine steps up efforts to get more women into the workforce

Friday, October 4, 2013

Government of Ukraine adopted a new measure in September to boost women’s employment through the State Programme on Ensuring Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men More

Ensuring women’s rights through better public services

Friday, June 21, 2013

As part of efforts to promote more accessible services for women and girls, UN Women has supported a special category of the UN Public Service Awards on “Promoting Gender-Responsive Delivery of Public Services.” Winners will be recognized 23 June at a ceremony in Bahrain. More

Q&A with H.E Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women, Pakistan

Monday, February 11, 2013

In light of Pakistan’s fourth periodic report to the CEDAW Committee in Geneva on 12 February, UN Women spoke to the recently appointed Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW). The new and autonomous Commission became part of the constitution on 8 March, 2012. More

In Morocco, encouraged by success, Soulalyates women make strides in land rights

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Democratic Association of Moroccan Women is providing leadership training to rural women of the Soulalyates ethnic group to enhance their advocacy for property and land ownership rights cemented in a 2012 ministerial ruling. More

Innovative Campaign highlights HIV-positive Mothers

Monday, May 14, 2012

Women infected and affected by HIV face persistent challenges as a result of their gender. Each year as many as 42,000 HIV-affected women die from complications relating to HIV and pregnancy alone, and many others struggle to access prevention, treatment, care and support services. More

“I will listen to women and promote their rights,” says Senegal’s President-Elect, Macky Sall

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In an exclusive discussion with women's organizations the day after he emerged as the winner of Senegal's Presidential election on 25 March President-Elect Macky Sall outlined his vision for improving the lives of Senegalese women. More

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