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Media has key role to play in gender equality agenda — Executive Director

September 22, 2014

Press remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at second Symposium on Gender in the Media and launch of global study on gender stereotypes in film, at UN Headquarters in New York, 22 September 2014. More

Infographic on gender bias in media

September 22, 2014

See our Infographic based on the first-ever international study on gender images in global films, by The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. More

Press release: Global film industry perpetuates discrimination against women

September 22, 2014

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation present first-ever international study on gender images in global films. Study conducted by Stacy L. Smith (PhD), Marc Choueiti, & Katherine Pieper (PhD) at the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California. More

Film world confirms real gender biases — Executive Director

September 22, 2014

Keynote address by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the second Symposium on Gender in Media at UN Headquarters in New York, 22 September, 2014. More

UN Secretary-General: I am HeForShe

September 20, 2014

Speech by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a special event for the HeForShe campaign, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 20 September 2014. More

Press release: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson calls out to men and boys to join HeForShe campaign

September 20, 2014

New York, 20 September —In her new role as UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, British actor Emma Watson will call on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality today. The actor who built an immense global fan-base through her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter series is co-hosting a UN Women special event for the HeForShe campaign from the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event aims to kick-start a global solidarity movement in support of women’s... More

Emma Watson: Gender equality is your issue too

September 20, 2014

Speech by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson at a special event for the HeForShe campaign, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 20 September 2014. More

UN Women Executive Director: We’re here together tonight to mobilize a vast, far-reaching solidarity movement of men and boys

September 20, 2014

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at a special event for the HeForShe campaign, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 20 September 2014. More

Climate action now: Why there's no time to lose

September 19, 2014

Ahead of the UN Climate Summit on 23 September, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stresses the need to ensure women are equal partners in environmental decision-making, so that lives, economies and the planet can be preserved. More

Press release: UN Summit to amplify voices from the climate front lines

September 19, 2014

Climate change is an issue of human rights, equity and justice. While it impacts everyone, climate change especially disrupts the lives and livelihoods of girls, boys, women, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees, and inhabitants of environmentally vulnerable areas, including small island States. The very same people who continually struggle against poverty, discrimination and marginalization across all walks of life are also on the front lines of climate action. “Voices from the... More

President of Bolivia and top officials UNiTE in soccer match to End Violence against Women during UN General Assembly

September 19, 2014

The President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Evo Morales, and Mohammed Waheed Hassan, former President of the Maldives, will be joined by top officials and ambassadors to the United Nations in a soccer match during the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly on 23 September. The teams will support the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, raising awareness about this global issue, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean. More

Photo Opportunity: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson to co-host HeForShe campaign special event

September 18, 2014

British actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson will co-host a special event for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign, a solidarity movement for gender equality, which calls upon men and boys to help end the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. More

Press release: Raising ambition for climate action, women lead the way

September 18, 2014

On the eve of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit, more than 130 women leaders will gather in New York to demonstrate their commitment to ambitious and gender-sensitive climate action. More

On visit to Uruguay, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges women’s political participation

September 17, 2014

On her first country visit as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, acclaimed British actor Emma Watson today highlighted the need for women’s political participation and leadership at all levels. More

We need the resources to accomplish our ambitions – Executive Director

September 16, 2014

Closing speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the second regular session of the Executive Board at UN Headquarters in New York, 16 September 2014. More

“Womenomics” in Japan an example to other nations – Executive Director

September 16, 2014

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the opening session of the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo, Japan on 13 September 2014. More

Press Conference: Launch of the first-ever global study on gender images in popular films

September 16, 2014

The first-ever global study on female characters in popular films was commissioned by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, with support from UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation and conducted by Stacy L. Smith and her research team at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. More

‘Invest in us. Invest in women,’ Executive Director tells Executive Board

September 15, 2014

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the second regular session of the UN Women Executive Board at UN Headquarters in New York, 15 September 2014. More

Media advisory: UN Women at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly

September 15, 2014

The sixty-ninth session of the UN General Assembly represents a unique opportunity to position gender equality and women’s empowerment at the heart of the global agenda as it occurs at the conjunction of major historic processes: the deliberations on the post-2015 development framework and Sustainable Development Goals, the 20-year review and appraisal of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the 29th special session on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the high-profile World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. Preparations are also underway for the 15th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325, the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, as well as the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC to be held in Paris in 2015. Against this background, through a series of high-profile events at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, UN Women will bring the diverse voices and concerns of women into the debate. Throughout the session, UN Women will engage with Member States and partners to ensure that gender perspectives are fully reflected in the dialogues and debates, and that gender equality issues receive strong visibility, and actionable commitment and implementation. More

Engaging young people on democracy

September 13, 2014

To engage young women around the world, UN Women is working to spur women’s leadership and political participation in general, but with youth in particular as well. More

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