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Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

02 December 2016

I want to start by highlighting the fact that inclusion is exactly what the Sustainable Development Goals are about. They are about leaving no one behind. They are about looking at those that are the last in line, at the back of the queue, and those that are invisible. And therefore, when we talk about access and inclusion, it has to be from the perspective of those that are at risk of being left behind. More

“Eliminating FGM is an essential step to realizing other SDGs”—Lakshmi Puri

02 December 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the United States National Summit on Female Genital Mutilation on 2 December in Washington D.C. More

“There isn’t one single stakeholder that can deal with this alone”—Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

02 December 2016

Remarks by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the Australian High Commission Forum on engagement with civil society to end gender-based violence, Papua New Guinea More

Coverage: Towards justice and gender equality to build peace

01 December 2016

Today, at an event in New York, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec joined María Emma Mejía, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations; Margarita Cabello, President of Colombia’s Supreme Court of Justice and other dignitaries to discuss Colombia’s progress and challenges in the pursuit of peace and gender equality. More

From where I stand: Chum Sopha

01 December 2016

Chum Sopha, now 29, works with HIV-positive women in Roka Village in north-west Cambodia. More

During the 16 Days, UN Women Executive Director to visit Papua New Guinea

30 November 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Papua New Guinea this week as part of her travels to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. More

Can the Sustainable Development Goals deliver on their promise of gender equality and empowerment of women by 2030?

30 November 2016

"It should be possible for a child who is born 10 years from now to ask us, ‘Is it true that women were so severely discriminated against?’ By that time inequality will be more of an exception than the rule, and the next generation will live in a world that is free from this form of discrimination." More

World AIDS Day Statement: For young women, inequality is deadly

30 November 2016

For young women, inequality is deadly—Statement by UN Women on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016 More

From where I stand: Natalia Minayeva

30 November 2016

On World AIDS Day, we highlight the story of Natalia Minayeva from Kazakhstan, who was imprisoned in the so-called “AIDS barracks” and now works to protect the rights of HIV-positive women. More

Voices for dignity: Providing assistance, amplifying the voices of women and girls fleeing Mosul

29 November 2016

During a recent emergency mission near eastern Mosul, where military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have destroyed formerly thriving communities, UN Women distributed urgent necessity kits containing basic provisions for families and feminine hygiene products to 144 families who have fled the Mosul conflict, and now live in IDP camps. More

UNiTE 2016 song contest

29 November 2016

UN Women's regional office in Asia and the Pacific invites you to capture the spirit of the Secretary General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign by making your own music video for the UNiTE Campaign Song 2016 More

Survivors of violence find hope in shelters in Ethiopia

28 November 2016

In 2015, UN Women Ethiopia Country Office partnered with the Association for Women’s Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD) to establish the largest shelter in the country in Oromia region, as part of the ‘Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls in Ethiopia’ programme More

Improving women’s safety in Mexico City

28 November 2016

In Mexico City, nine in ten women have experienced violence in public transport. Through the “Mexico City Safe City and Safe Public Spaces for women and girls” programme, UN Women is promoting women’s safety, including through women-only buses. More

Orange the World in 16 Days

25 November 2016

This year, UN Women and partners around the world are marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) under the theme of ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’. A host of public events will galvanize global attention and action to end the pandemic of violence against women. From marches in Uganda, Serbia and Timor-Leste, to a public rally on motorbikes in Pakistan, people will take to the streets to say no to violence, and iconic buildings will light up in orange. More

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director travels around the world to mark the 16 Days of Activism

25 November 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka started her travels to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, a global campaign running from 25 November to 10 December, with a visit to Liberia. More

Judit Polgar discusses how she changed gender stereotypes playing chess

23 November 2016

Judit Polgar, chess Grandmaster and now a Planet 50-50 Champion in support of UN Women, visited UN Women Headquarters in New York to participate in a dialogue with Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri, youth activists and other experts. More

“Through the power of collaboration with health professionals we can make a life or death difference”—Executive Director

23 November 2016

Speech by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General, and Executive Director of UN Women, delivered by Khetsiwe Dlamini, Chief of Staff of UN Women at the Royal College of Nursing International Centenary Conference More

Op-ed: Women powering a clean future

23 November 2016

There is a clear link between energy access and women’s economic empowerment and well-being More

UN Women Executive Director and Canadian Prime Minister to visit Liberia

22 November 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka starts her travels to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign with a visit to Liberia from 23 to 25 November. During the visit, she will take part in a high-level panel on the empowerment and leadership of women and girls, alongside President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. More

“Together we can begin to bend the curve down” –Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women

21 November 2016

"Together we can begin to bend the curve down and bring the scourge of violence against women and girls to an end." –Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, at the UN commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. More

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