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“We urge you to place gender equality and women’s empowerment at the heart of the Financing for Development discussions and negotiations” – UN Women Executive Director

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the joint-side event during the Second Drafting Session on the Outcome Document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: “Transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment: Expectations from the Financing for Development process” held on 16 April, in New York. 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

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

Remarks by Michelle Bachelet at the National Conference: “Morocco on the Path towards Equality”

Monday, March 12, 2012

Remarks of Michelle Bachelet,Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the National Conference “Morocco on the Path towards Equality: Legal and Institutional Advances for Gender Equitable Public Policies, 8 March 2012, Rabat, Morocco. More

On International Women’s Day UN Calls for Full and Speedy Implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kabul — On International Women's Day, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and UN Women urged the Government of Afghanistan to fully and promptly implement the law on Elimination of Violence against Women. More

Women’s Equal Participation Fundamental to Democracy and Justice

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Remarks delivered by Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director UN Women Joint IPU/UN Women meeting,29 February 2012 New York. More

Historic Gain for Women in Pakistan as Women’s Commission Gains Autonomous Status

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

On 2 February 2012, the Pakistan Senate unanimously approved the “National Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2012″ to protect women's rights against every kind of discrimination. The new bill replaces the National Commission on the Status of Women Ordinance from 2000 and strengthens the Commission by giving it financial and administrative autonomy through an independent Secretariat. More

Breaking the cycle of violence and HIV in Liberia

Friday, December 2, 2011

“I was raped during the war by three men. I live with two stigmas: of rape and of HIV." In her statement, Benetta describes the situation of thousands of Liberian women. But what makes Benetta different is that she is breaking the silence around these difficult issues. More

Peru Passes Historic Law on Indigenous Peoples

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Government of Peru has taken a historic step for indigenous peoples by becoming the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to pass a law requiring that indigenous peoples be consulted on and give their consent to any legislative or administrative measures that directly affect them. More

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