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“We must make a concerted effort to remove all barriers to education for girls and adolescents”– Yannick Glemarec

Friday, May 22, 2015

Statement by UN Women’s Deputy Executive Director, Yannick Glemarec, at the World Education Forum 2015 high-level statements and closing ceremony, on 21 May, in Incheon, Republic of Korea. More

World Education Forum adopts Declaration on the Future of Education

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A transformative vision for education over the next 15 years has been adopted at the World Education Forum, which concluded today in Incheon, Republic of Korea. 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

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

Budgets respond to the needs of women in Morocco

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The needs of women and girls are increasingly being reflected in how governments spend in Morocco and a new organic law of finance passed in January 2014 by the Council of Government has cemented gender throughout the budgeting process. More

Press release: UN Women and Cherie Blair Foundation for Women form new partnership to accelerate women’s economic empowerment

Friday, March 14, 2014

At the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women today announced a new partnership which will see the collaboration between UN Women’s Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment and the Cherie Blair Foundation’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme. More

UN Women and Intel aim to connect 5 million women in Africa

Friday, March 7, 2014

On the eve of International Women’s Day, officials gathered at the United Nations to discuss Intel® She Will Connect, a new programme poised to drive economic and social transformation for the women of Africa for decades to come. It seeks to expand digital literacy skills to 5 million young women over the next three years and reduce the gender gap by 50 per cent. More

Liberian women prosper with newfound skills

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Around 600 women have been trained in literacy, entrepreneurship and other skills to enhance their physical and economic security. More

“My business is expanding my world”

Monday, October 14, 2013

A comprehensive programme to promote women’s literacy, business skills, entrepreneurship and savings, is transforming the lives of over 20,000 rural women in Liberia. More

In Afghanistan, women and girls strive to get an education

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

In a country where education for all remains a challenge, UN Women is supporting efforts to reach women and girls through English classes and trainings in computer skills. On 10 July, the CEDAW Committee examined Afghanistan’s first report on progress and challenges towards gender equality. More

South Sudan: strengthening women’s role in the new nation

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

As South Sudan celebrates its second anniversary as an independent State, a look at how UN Women and its partners are engaging women in improving literacy, promoting economic empowerment, bolstering their political participation, and ultimately, ensuring peace and security. More

South Sudanese Women Call for their Full Engagement in the Development Planning for South Sudan

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

On the eve of the first international meeting on the future of South Sudan, women leaders from the world's newest nation today put forth concrete policy recommendations on development, security and governance priorities for their country. More

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