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An interview with Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri on Cities for CEDAW

January 30, 2015

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri was interviewed by Richard (Rick) Smith, former Editor-in-Chief, CEO and Chairman of Newsweek Magazine, on the Cities for CEDAW (the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) campaign, a national project to implement CEDAW in U.S. cities, involving the NGO CSW/NY Committee and UN Women’s United States National Committee, ahead of its National Conference on 20 January. More

Media Advisory: Press briefing with UN Women Executive Director at the 24th African Union Summit

January 28, 2015

Press briefing with UN Women Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the margins of the 24th African Union Summit on the theme "Year of Women's Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063". More

International experiences in elaborating public budgets with a gender perspective

January 28, 2015

This booklet presents the cases of Australia, South Africa, Ecuador, Italy, Morocco, Nepal and the earmarking of resources in Mexico, and focuses on successful tools to accelerate progress towards gender equality. More

Towards a logical framework methodology with a gender perspective

January 28, 2015

"Towards a logical framework methodology with a gender perspective" contains the main elements for mainstreaming gender in planning the public budget in Mexico, explains its application step by step, and also includes an example of a problem tree and logical framework matrix with a gender perspective. More

Conceptual references for gender-responsive budgeting

January 28, 2015

"Conceptual references for gender-responsive budgeting" explains basic concepts such as gender, public budget, gender, gender equality, gender-responsive budgeting. It also details the lines of action and regulatory framework in Mexico at the federal level in this area. More

Budgets with a gender perspective at federal and state levels in Mexico

January 27, 2015

The publication is an introduction to the process of mainstreaming gender in public budgeting and synthesizes the Mexican experience, from signing international human rights treaties to actions at federal and state levels in harmonizing gender-responsive laws, policies and budgets. More

Why we need new allies for gender equality

January 26, 2015

In a blog for the World Economic Forum in Davos, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka emphasizes the need to build strategic partnerships and reach new audiences to tap into networks where women are underrepresented and need a voice. More

Press release: UN Women launches HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Initiative

January 23, 2015

Top global leaders join campaign to advance gender equality. Watch the livestream of the press conference as UN Women's HeForShe initiative unveils a new campaign to engage governments, corporations and universities as instruments of change positioned within some of the communities that most need to address deficiencies in women’s empowerment and gender equality. More

Pre-Session First Regular Session 2015

January 23, 2015

Documents and presentations for the orientation meeting of the Executive Board Members 2015.   Documents Download UN-Women messages for the Post-2015 Development Agenda pdf Presentations Briefing on Beijing+20 ppsx Briefing on Policy and Programme ppsx Briefing on Working methods of the Executive Board ppsx More

Orientation of Executive Board Members 2015

January 22, 2015

Documents and presentations for the orientation meeting of the Executive Board Members 2015.   Documents Download UN-Women messages for the Post-2015 Development Agenda pdf Presentations Briefing on Beijing+20 ppsx Briefing on Policy and Programme ppsx Briefing on Working methods of the Executive Board ppsx More

Media Advisory: Press Conference for UN Women launch of HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Initiative

January 22, 2015

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, and top global leaders to announce dynamic new initiative on 23 January. More

Session Outcomes

January 22, 2015

Political Declaration The Commission will adopt a political declaration on the occasion of the 20 th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women.  See here for the draft presented on 20 January 2015. More

POSTPONED: United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women and Music for Life International pay tribute to the resilience of women

January 21, 2015

A benefit concert of the great Scheherazade-inspired works of Rimsky-Korsakov and Maurice Ravel celebrating the resilience of women and girls in the face of violence, a partnership between the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women and Music for Life International will be held on Monday, 26 January 2015, 8 p.m. at Carnegie Hall. More

Ending gender inequality through the post-2015 agenda

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

Women, Peace and Security: Seeking Synergy with the Reviews on Peace Operations and Peacebuilding

January 20, 2015

Speech by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri at a panel organized by the Netherlands on “Women Peace and Security: Seeking Synergy with the Reviews on Peace Operations and Peacebuilding,” 20 January 2015, New York. More

Georgia declares 2015 as Year of the Woman

January 19, 2015

Georgian President George Margvelashvili declared 2015 as the Year of Women at a press conference on 15 January. More

Gender consideration in security management: a speech by Lakshmi Puri

January 19, 2015

Thank you for this opportunity to speak on behalf of UN Women on a subject that is of crucial importance. Security, in all of its dimensions, cannot be overlooked. For our UN colleagues, who consistently put their lives at risk every day to protect and enhance society, we must ensure their protection. More

Joint meeting 2015

January 19, 2015

Documents for the first regular session of the UN-Women Executive Board, on 20 January 2014. Advance copies of session documents are posted here and on the PaperSmart portal in the original language, and are replaced by official documents once available. Item Documents Download Opening of the session Statement by the Under-Secretary-General/Executive Director en 1 Organizational matters Annotated provisional agenda and workplan (UNW/2014/L.1) ... More

Joint statement on the passing of Maha Abu Dayyeh

January 16, 2015

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, and Radhika Coomaraswamy, lead author of the Global Study on Implementation of Security Council resolution 1325. "It is with great sadness and regret that we learn of the passing away of Ms. Maha Abu-Dayyeh (24 August 1951 – 9 January 2015), a leading Palestinian women’s rights activist and a valued member of the United Nations High-Level Advisory Group of the Global Study on implementation of Security Council resolution 1325..." More

Seven days to coin a video ad for UN Women: YouTube opens contest ahead of Dubai Lynx Festival

January 14, 2015

Ahead of the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015, YouTube has posted a “7-Day Brief” which this year calls on creative professionals from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to produce a campaign on behalf of UN Women. With the brief now live, contestants have until midday (Gulf Standard Time) on 21 January to create a video ad for YouTube which encourages viewers to donate and help UN Women establish hotlines across the MENA region for survivors of domestic violence. More

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