(English) The European Union and UN Women have signed an agreement establishing a joint fund to support projects from civil society organizations that promote gender equality in Chile. These projects will focus on three strategic areas: eliminating violence against women, women’s economic empowerment and promoting women’s political participation and leadership.
(English) Lakshmi Puri’s remarks at TICAD V: “Women’s role in sustainable growth and development, peace and security in Africa”
(English) "Women’s role in sustainable growth and development, peace and security in Africa," Remarks by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General of the UN, during the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, thematic session on “Driving Development through Gender Equality: Advancing Empowerment of Women” on 2 June, 2013, Tokyo, Japan.
Artículo de opinión: Un objetivo mundial en materia de igualdad de género, derechos de las mujeres y empoderamiento de las mujeres
(English) In a new editorial article, Lakshmi Puri, UN Women Acting Head and Assistant Secretary-General of the UN, puts forth the organization’s call for a stand-alone goal to achieve gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment in the post-2015 agenda, by focusing on three critical areas: safety, access and voice.
(English) Lakshmi Puri: “Gender inequalities affect health outcomes and must be addressed accordingly”
(English) Remarks by UN Women Acting Head and Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri at a meeting hosted by H4+ and the Inter-agency Task Team on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV among Pregnant Women, Mothers and Children, during the Women Deliver Conference, 29 May 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Llamado a expert@s en género: ONU Mujeres anuncia el lanzamiento de su nuevo Roster para expertas/os y capacitadoras/es en género
(English) UN Women, in collaboration with the UN System Staff College, launches a call for experts to sign up to its new UN Women Expert and Trainer Roster initiative, an online database which will gather a global pool of gender experts available to work for UN Women.
(English) Breaking the silence on violence against indigenous girls: UN report calls for urgent action
(English) A new study launched today during the XII Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, reveals that indigenous girls have a greater risk of experiencing violence due to the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination they face.
(English) Joint UN statement read by John Hendra for the launch of the inter-agency study on breaking the silence on violence against indigenous girls
(English) Joint UN statement read by John Hendra, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme, UN Women at the launch of the inter-agency study: “Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women: A call to action based an overview of existing evidence from Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America” on 28 May 2013 in New York.
(English) Press Statement by UN Women Acting Head Lakshmi Puri at the Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia, 28 May.
(English) During Lakshmi Puri's official mission from 28 May to 4 June, to Malaysia, Japan and the Rebublic of Korea, this page will serve as a repository for all live and archived webcasts, speeches, photos and press statements.
(English) “Freedom from Fear and Freedom from Want – How a Post-2015 agenda can address the human rights challenges of the 21st century”
(English) Remarks during the panel discussion: “Freedom from Fear and Freedom from Want – How a Post-2015 agenda can address the human rights challenges of the 21st century – Recommendations emerging from a Global Conversation,” delivered by Dan Seymour, Deputy Director, Programme Division, on behalf of John Hendra, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme, UN Women, on 21 May 2013.