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Speech: “Gender mainstreaming is crucial”—Lakshmi Puri

13 June 2017

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the ECOSOC Coordination and Management Session of 2017, on 7 June in New York. More

Speech delivered by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the Executive Board of UNFPA

06 June 2017

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri pays remembers head of UNFPA, Dr. Babatunde Osotomehin More

No more business as usual: UN seeks to raise women’s participation in intergovernmental forums

01 May 2017

UN Women will launch a publication titled “Shaping the international agenda: Raising women’s voices in intergovernmental forums” at a high-level event in New York on 2 May, 2017. More

Spotlighting gender data at the first-ever UN World Data Forum

16 January 2017

At the first-ever United Nations World Data Forum in Cape Town, South Africa from 15 – 18 January, data and statistics experts from around the world will join governments, private sector, civil society and academia, in exploring innovative ways to measure progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. More

“We appreciate your strong recognition of our achievements” —Executive Director at Executive Board

29 June 2016

Closing Remarks of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Annual Session of the UN Women Executive Board, 28 June 2016, New York. More

Executive Boards of six UN agencies visit Kyrgyzstan

10 May 2016

In Kyrgyzstan on 9 May, representatives of the Executive Boards of UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNICEF and WFP completed a week-long Joint Field Visit to analyse how United Nations’ organizations contribute to national development priorities. More

Nepal: A year after the earthquakes

20 April 2016

As we approach the one-year mark since the earthquakes in Nepal, a spotlight on Nepali women and girls, their stories and their solutions. More

Expert’s take: SDGs monitoring for women and girls—are we ready for the ride?

08 April 2016

On 25 September 2015, governments from around the world agreed to embark on a 15-year journey together, which if successful would result in a far better world. A world where poverty and hunger in all their forms and dimensions are eradicated, where our planet is healed and protected, where gender equality is achieved and where all human beings can enjoy safe and prosperous lives. The destination envisioned by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is clear, ambitious and desirable. But how do we get there? More

Expert Group Meeting discusses approaches to gender mainstreaming in development programming

08 May 2013

In accordance with the proposed programme budget of UN Women for the biennium 2012-2013, approved by the General Assembly, the UN Women Coordination Division organized an international Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Approaches to Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programming: Being Strategic and Achieving Results in an Evolving Development Context” (30 April-3 May 2013, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic). More

UN Women welcomes a landmark action plan to measure gender equality across the UN system

17 April 2012

On 13 April a landmark System-wide Action Plan (UN-SWAP) on gender equality and women's empowerment was adopted at a meeting of the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination, to be applied throughout the UN system. For the first time, the UN will have a set of common measures with which to measure progress in its gender-related work, including the mainstreaming of the gender perspective across all its operations. More

Women’s Empowerment Is Central to Global Sustainability, Says New UN Report

09 February 2012

The UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability released its report “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, on 30 January 2011 in Addis Ababa. More

Remarks by Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on First Anniversary of UN Women

02 February 2012

Remarks by Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on First Anniversary of UN Women. More

A New UN Women Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean Region

27 October 2011

The Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, John Hendra, on Wednesday 26 October opened the new UN Women Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, located in Ciudad del Saber, Panama City, t More

UN Secretary-General Releases Report on Women and Peace and Security

24 October 2011

The UN Secretary-General's annual report to the Security Council on women and peace and security has been released ahead of the Open Debate. The report analyzes progress in implementing Security Council resolution 1325, which was passed in 2000, along with related commitments on women, peace and security. It is based on contributions from 38 Member States, four regional organizations and 27 entities of the United Nations system. More

UN Women West Africa Sub-Regional Office Launches Blog

09 September 2011

UN Women is pleased to announce the recently launched blog for its West Africa Sub-Regional Office. The blog provides information on UN Women's work in the sub-region as well as links to interviews an More

Justice Still Out of Reach for Millions of Women, UN Women Says

06 July 2011

Flagship report from the UN's new organization for women recognizes progress, but calls on governments to take urgent action to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world. More

UN Women Announces Senior Management Appointments

24 June 2011

United Nations, New York, 24 June 2011 — UN Women announced today the following appointments of senior managers who will support Executive Director Michelle Bachelet and Deputy Directors Lakshmi Puri and John Hendra in leading the organization. More

Tourism a Vehicle for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

11 March 2011

Women make up an important percentage of the tourism workforce, but more work must be done to close the wealth and skills gap between men and women employed in tourism, according to a new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)/UN Women report launched at the ITB tourism fair in Berlin on 11 March 2011. More

New UN Women’s Body Plans to Reinforce Presence at Country Level

25 January 2011

The new United Nations [entity] promoting women's rights and their full participation in global affairs will reinforce its presence in individual countries, as opposed to relying on regional representation, to more clearly understand the specific problems, its chief said today. More

United Nations Elects Executive Board of New Agency for Women’s Empowerment

10 November 2010

Member States today took the next step in enabling the newly-created United Nations agency on gender equality and women's empowerment to begin its work by electing countries to serve on its Executive Board. More

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