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Media advisory: UN Women at the UN General Assembly 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bringing the voices of women and girls to the global forum on top priorities and solutions to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development More

Promoting gender-responsive migration governance through the Global Compact for Migration

28 September 2018

UN Headquarters, Conference Room 1, New York, NY, 10017, United States

UN General Assembly 73rd session (2018)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Reports and other documentation on gender-related issues discussed during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly. More

Everything you need to know about gender equality at the United Nations General Assembly

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A guide to the global gender equality agenda at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73), who will be there and what’s at stake More

Executive Director remarks at the United Nations Security Council meeting on Somalia

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Remarks by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the United Nations Security Council meeting on Somalia on 13 September More

Press release: UN Women and WFP harness innovation for women’s economic empowerment in crisis situations

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

UN Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) are breaking new ground by using blockchain to assist Syrian refugee women participating in UN Women’s cash for work programmes at the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan. More

In Focus: 73rd session of the UN General Assembly

Monday, September 17, 2018

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73), opened on 18 September 2018 at the UN Headquarters in New York, under the theme, “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.” More

Statement: Final decision on the sexual misconduct investigation at UN Women

Monday, September 17, 2018

The following is a statement from the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, regarding the sexual misconduct allegations involving a UN Women staff member. More

From where I stand: "I believe women should be involved in peacekeeping operations"

Monday, September 17, 2018

Marquita da Cunha is an army lieutenant with the Falintil–Defence Forces of Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) who recently participated in a training designed for female military officers organized by UN Women and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in preparation for future deployment in UN peacekeeping operations. She spoke to UN Women about her journey. Her story is part of an editorial series that presents the daily sustainable development challenges that people around the world face and how they are bringing about change. More

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér at the ODA International Conference in Seoul

Friday, September 14, 2018

Remarks delivered by Åsa Regnér, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at the session on “the role of inclusive ODA by realizing human rights and gender equality” at the 12th ODA International Conference in Seoul, the Republic of Korea More

Women and democracy: What does it take to change politics as usual?

Friday, September 14, 2018

Right now, countries around the world are facing a range of risks that threaten their stability, from rising environmental crises to deepening inequality and economic pressures. It’s also a time of brilliant possibilities. The hope and momentum for advancing women’s full and equal political participation have never been stronger. More

Executive Director remarks at the Women Executive Board informal briefing on UN Women’s work and approach to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls with

Friday, September 14, 2018

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the UN-Women Executive Board informal briefing on UN-Women’s work and approach to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls with disabilities More

One year into UN Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Today marks the first anniversary of the UN Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, a progressive roadmap adopted by the UN to reach parity at its senior levels of leadership by 2021, and across the board by 2028. More

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér on first official visit to the Republic of Korea

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér will be on her first official visit to Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 13 to 14 September 2018. The visit is intended to continue building an already strong partnership with the Republic, aimed at achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment, both at home and abroad. More

Closing remarks by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Yannick Glemarec, at the second regular session of the UN Women Executive Board

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

In his remarks at the close of the second regular session of the UN Women Executive Board, Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec thanked all the delegates for their insightful remarks and statements over the past few days. More

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