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Young women call for increased women’s leadership, and change in the world of work

20 March 2017

Young women attending the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women today met UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street. More

“Make the 2030 Agenda count for all girls, everywhere”

12 October 2016

“Make the 2030 Agenda count for all girls, everywhere” - Remarks by Ms. Lakshmi Puri, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women on the International Day of the Girl Child at the high-level reception, “No Girl Left Behind: Unlocking Data to Power the Girls’ Rights Movement”, hosted by Plan International. More

“The 2030 Agenda’s commitment to leave no one behind is about girls who do not have access to equal opportunities as boys”

11 October 2016

Remarks by Ms. Lakshmi Puri, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at “Girls Speak Out” event on International Day of the Girl Child, ECOSOC Chambers, United Nations Headquarters. More

UN Women commemorates International Day of the Girl Child

11 October 2016

There are 1.1 billion girls today, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that’s better for everyone. The theme for this year’s International Day of the Girl Child, on 11 October, “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: A Global Girl Data Movement”, is a call for action for increased investment for improving data on girls and addressing the issues that are holding them back. More

“Without progress for girls, there can be no real progress”—Executive Director

11 October 2016

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016 More

Press release: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson shines spotlight on need to end child marriages

10 October 2016

Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and world renowned actress Emma Watson travels to Malawi to meet with President, traditional leaders and girls freed from early marriage. More

From where I stand: Elizabeth Chatuwa

05 October 2016

Elizabeth Chatuwa, 28, has been a Girl Guide since she was 10 years old. Today, she is the District Youth Commissioner for the Malawi Girl Guides Association. She mentors girls and assists youth leaders in delivering programmes, including the Voices against Violence curriculum, developed jointly by UN Women and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, to make girls and young women aware of their rights, to prevent child marriage and other forms of violence and to encourage girls to stay in school. More

The day we carried the Olympic Torch for women and girls

22 August 2016

By Thaiza Vitória, 15-year-old Brazilian handball player and member of the ‘One Win Leads to Another’ programme in Rio de Janeiro and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Both of them carried the Olympic Torch on the day of the opening ceremony of the Rio Games. More

International Youth Day 2016

11 August 2016

The theme for this year’s International Youth Day on 12 August, “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”, focuses on the leadership of youth in ending poverty and achieving sustainable development. More

World Population Day: Invest in Teenage Girls

11 July 2016

This year’s theme “Investing in teenage girls,” calls for action to address the enormous challenges faced by teenage girls across the world. More

Moldova ramps up IT training for girls

02 February 2016

Created to boost Moldova's innovation capacity by teaching young women digital tech and IT skills, UN Women’s GirlsGoIT plans more local IT clubs for girls and an IT summer camp in 2016. More

Statement by UN Women Executive Director on the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace and security

14 December 2015

UN Women welcomes the historic adoption of the first Security Council resolution on youth, peace and security. The resolution, spearheaded by Jordan, and adopted unanimously by Council members on 9 December, recognizes for the first time that youth’s vulnerabilities and experiences of conflict must be differentiated, as must the contribution of both young men and women to lasting peace and security, in particular through the prevention of conflict and sustainable peacebuilding. More

Fathers in Turkey foster violence-free families and gender equality

09 December 2015

A ground-breaking fatherhood project in Turkey brings fathers together to discuss family issues and dynamics that lead to more equitable and non-violent households. More

Girls speak out at the First African Girls' Summit on Ending Child Marriage

27 November 2015

UN Women is participating and actively contributing to the First African Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage, being held in Lusaka, Zambia, from 24–27 November 2015. More

Through education, youth act to prevent violence against women

29 October 2015

After taking part in the third of a series of training-of-trainers workshops, 45 youth leaders from the girl guiding movement prepare to lead prevention activities back home. More

Executive Director addresses young women and girls at World YWCA Council

19 October 2015

On 16 October 2015, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka attended a remarkable event in Bangkok organized by the YWCA to expand the advocacy on gender equality and women’s rights and symbolically pass the torch to the next generation of feminists. More

Speech by UN Women Executive Director at the 28th World YWCA Council

16 October 2015

Speech delivered by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on 16 October 2015, at the 28th World YCA Council, “Bold and transformative leadership – Toward 2035,” held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 11–16 October 2015. More

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2015

09 October 2015

We know we have an extraordinarily long way to go to achieve what we want for our 15-year-olds. But they must know that they, and all their siblings, are in the spotlight. Today is the Day when we focus our attention on the Girl Child, but it is not a day in isolation. It is part of a massive and relentless drive towards a world of equality: a Planet 50-50 by 2030. More

Girls and young women gain ground in male-dominated fields

08 October 2015

With support from UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality, young women around the world are entering non-traditional economic and political spheres, and redefining leadership on their own terms. More

Girls bridge the digital gender gap in Central America

08 October 2015

Nearly 3,000 girls and youth across Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic are using technology and innovative strategies to achieve gender equality in male-dominated fields. More

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