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Press release: UN Women Beijing+20 event in Berlin urges accelerated progress on gender equality and women’s rights

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

To mark the historic 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, and its 20th anniversary this year, representatives from politics, the private sector, civil society and academia came together today in Berlin. The event with German Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Manuela Schwesig, and the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, was held in the Representation of the State North Rhine-Westphalia in Berlin, hosted by the UN Women National Committee for Germany and attended by high officials and other dignitaries. More

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka welcomes the launch of the UN Women National Committee in France

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, today welcomed the launch of the UN Women National Committee in France. Joining the 16 other existing National Committees, the latter will help advocate for gender equality and the empowerment of women as well as raise funds for the implementation of UN Women activities worldwide. More

UN Women signs partnership agreement with the International Olympic Committee to advance gender equality

Thursday, August 23, 2012

UN Women and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have signed a partnership agreement which will promote women's empowerment through sports. More

UN Women and UNDP to Partner with EU to Foster Women’s Effective Participation in Peacebuilding and Post-conflict Recovery

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Brussels — The European Commission, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced the launch of a multi-country initiative to enhance women's participation in peace-building and post-conflict planning and economic recovery. More

Income-Generating Initiatives a Lifeline for Rural Women

Friday, October 14, 2011

In Russia and Central Asia, UN Women has joined national governments and non-governmental partners, the International Organization for Migration and the World Bank in a programme aimed at improving the living conditions of families of migrant workers. It helps them gain skills and seek better livelihoods. More

Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Addresses European Parliament

Thursday, March 24, 2011

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet is in Brussels 24-25 March 2011 to discuss strengthening the partnership between the European Union and UN Women. More

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