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Speech: “Together we must leverage the strength of international agreements and frameworks”—Lakshmi Puri

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the opening of the CSW61 Review Theme on challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls. More

Gender Chart reveals how women fared in 2015 global progress

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The final edition of the Gender Chart details how women were faring in global progress in 2015 as the MDGs wrap up and the Sustainable Development Goals begin to take their place. More

“Now is the time for talking about concrete measures, not generalities” — Executive Director

Monday, November 23, 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN Women Global Civil Society Dialogue on 23 November. More

"It is a big year for women" – Executive Director

Friday, August 28, 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the World Assembly of Women in Tokyo, Japan on 28 August 2015. More

“The power of self-realized young women is immense” – Lakshmi Puri

Monday, August 17, 2015

Speech by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri, who accepted the Global Generation Award on behalf of UN Women at the 7th Annual Millennium Campus Conference on 14 August, in New York. More

“There must be significantly enhanced, prioritized, and dedicated investment for implementing gender equality commitments” – Executive Director

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Opening remarks delivered by Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on 30 June at the opening event of UN Women’s Executive Board Annual Session held in New York City. More

“Progress for women is progress for all” – Lakshmi Puri

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Statement by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Ms. Lakshmi Puri, at the launch of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, on 21 May at the International Labour Organization Headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland. More

“A perfect world where people are equal can only be achieved if we provide universal education.” – UN Women Executive Director

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the World Education Forum 2015, held on 19 May, in Incheon, Republic of Korea. More

Press Release: World Education Forum will set roadmap for global education until 2030

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The global education agenda for the next 15 years will be discussed at the World Education Forum 2015, which opened today in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The conference will set out a global roadmap for education until 2030. More

“Gender equality must remain a top priority in order to close the health equity gap worldwide”– Lakshmi Puri

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Statement by the UN Women Deputy Executive Director Ms. Lakshmi Puri, at the 68th Session of the World Health Assembly, “Women and Health: 20 years of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action” held on 19 May, in Geneva, Switzerland. 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

UN Women Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director to attend the World Education Forum in Korea

Friday, May 15, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec will travel to Incheon, in the Republic of Korea, from 19 to 21 May, to meet with key officials and attend the World Education Forum 2015. More

“Gender equality is a shared vision of social justice and human rights” – Executive Director

Friday, March 6, 2015

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the High-level Thematic Debate on advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, 6 March 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York. More

European Union to discuss women's economic empowerment through the lenses of post-2015 and Beijing+20

Monday, March 2, 2015

In celebrating 2015 as the European Year of Development, the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is hosting a conference titled “Post-2015 and Beijing+20: Women’s Economic Empowerment and Sustainable Development –the Synthesis for Success” in Riga, Latvia from 2-4 March. More

Lakshmi Puri calls on Ireland and all Member States to make additional commitments for gender equality

Friday, February 20, 2015

Statement by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri at the “A Women’s Place is in the World. Have Your Say on Beijing+20” conference held on 20 February, in Dublin. More

Ending gender inequality through the post-2015 agenda

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

At a panel discussion organized by UN Women on “The Centrality of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls for the Post-2015 Development Agenda,” panelists took at a deeper look at the latest post-2015 discussions, stressing that only a transformative approach can steer the world onto a more just, equitable and sustainable path. More

Op-ed: We can't put off to tomorrow what needs to be done today

Monday, August 18, 2014

With just 500 days to go until the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Women Deputy Executive Director for policy and programme John Hendra states, ‘now is the time to deliver for women and girls’. More

Gender equality for the environment: An unfinished agenda

Monday, July 21, 2014

In an op-ed, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri says women remain insufficiently recognized and involved in environmental policy-making and environmental management. She says this must change, as achieving environmental sustainability, gender equality and women’s empowerment are closely intertwined. More

Speech by Lakshmi Puri at an International Meeting ahead of the G77 Summit

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Keynote address by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the International Meeting ahead of the G77 Summit: “Women’s Proposals for a New World Order”, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 29 May 2014. More

Closing speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Friday, March 21, 2014

Closing statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, New York, 21 March 2014. More

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