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UN Women Executive Director returns to South Sudan

July 7, 2015

From 7 to 8 July 2015, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is visiting Juba, South Sudan as a follow-up to her previous mission in February 2014. Against the backdrop of increasing violence and as peace talks continue, during this visit the Executive Director will strongly reiterate the importance of raising women’s full participation in peace and security. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will call for inclusive and sustainable peace agreements in line with UN Security Council resolution 1325. More

Making UN Women "fit and funded for purpose"

July 6, 2015

More than 40 governments voiced their support for UN Women and dozens announced new funding commitments during a special pledging event for the organization on 1 July, during the 2015 annual session of its Executive Board at UN Headquarters in New York. More

UN Women introduces new discussion paper series featuring cutting-edge papers by leading feminist researchers

July 6, 2015

What does it take to achieve gender equality and make women’s rights real? What kinds of policies are needed to make the economy work for women? How can we ensure that policies and programmes on sustainable development advance rather than constrain gender equality? More

“An idea whose time has come” – Executive Director

July 6, 2015

Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Executive Board Annual Session 2015 on 2 July, New York. More

Opening doors for internally displaced women in Georgia

July 2, 2015

Overcoming a life of loss, a dynamic Georgian woman now runs a daycare, computer centre, mill and vocational programmes for youth from her home, while also serving on local government. More

“There must be significantly enhanced, prioritized, and dedicated investment for implementing gender equality commitments” – Executive Director

July 1, 2015

Opening remarks delivered by Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on 30 June at the opening event of UN Women’s Executive Board Annual Session held in New York City. More

Rapping and rhyming for rights: Yannick Glemarec visits programmes in Egypt

June 30, 2015

Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, met with volunteer ‘youth ambassadors’, local NGO partners, and community members involved in two of UN Women’s key programmes in Egypt More

UN Women Executive Board convenes 2015 Annual Session

June 29, 2015

The UN Women Executive Board will convene for this year's Annual Session from 30 June to 2 July at United Nations headquarters in New York. More

Equipping women to become stronger mediators for peace in Africa

June 25, 2015

A joint workshop for women in Africa hosted by UN Women, the African Union Commission and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa seeks to develop a new generation of conflict mediators. More

Press Release: One thousand businesses from around the world sign on to the Women’s Empowerment Principles

June 25, 2015

From Argentina to Vanuatu, 1,000 business leaders from across the globe have expressed support for advancing equality between women and men by signing the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). A joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the WEPs offer guidance to businesses on how to empower women and advance equality in the workplace, marketplace and community. More

“The state of the world’s fathers in one word? Underestimated” – Yannick Glemarec

June 23, 2015

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec joined UNFPA, the Clinton Foundation, Promundo and various civil society and private sector partners promoting the MenCare global fatherhood campaign, in hosting the launch of the first-ever report on the State of the World’s Fathers on 16 June. The new report provides a global overview of men’s contribution to parenting and caregiving around the world. More

Helping Nepali widows regain their footing

June 22, 2015

Ahead of International Widows Day, we shine a spotlight on efforts to help female-headed households overcome challenges in post-earthquake Nepal. More

"There is a unique role for countries who want to address women’s issues in the international area" – Executive Director

June 19, 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at an event on women’s economic empowerment hosted by the Swedish National Committee of UN Women, on 17 June, in Stockholm, Sweden. More

“We have identified men and boys as critical contributors to the struggle for gender equality” – Executive Director

June 19, 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the launch of the HeForShe campaign in Stockholm, Sweden, on 18 June 2015. More

Sweden’s feminist Government launches HeForShe

June 18, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was in Stockholm, Sweden for the launch of the Swedish HeForShe movement on 18 June. Invited by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven who was announced as a champion of UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 initiative at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year. More

UN Women announces bold commitments to gender equality from 18 partners

June 18, 2015

UN Women’s HeForShe campaign today announced the commitments of 18 IMPACT champions (eight Heads of State, five global companies and five universities), completing the initial slate of 30 global partners, following the launch of the pilot initiative in January. More

Biking to give youth a voice in the post-2015 roadmap

June 17, 2015

From Amsterdam to Cape Town, across northern and western Europe, and along Africa’s western coast, UN Youth Delegate Jilt Van Schayik and his friend Teun Meulepas are on a journey through 20 countries to hear what youth have and want to say about the post-2015 agenda. More

UN Women and the Green Belt Movement mark World Environment Day

June 17, 2015

On 5 June UN Women joined hands with the Green Belt movement (GBM) in celebrating this year’s World Environment Day, as the global community also marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. More

Africa must rise with and through women, says UN Women Executive Director

June 16, 2015

While attending the 25th African Union Summit in Johannesburg, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called on both the public and private sector to invest in women in order to achieve sustainable development in Africa. More

"We – you – will accept nothing less than a 50-50 Planet" – Executive Director

June 16, 2015

Lecture delivered by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on 11 June, addressing the Gender Equality: 50-50 by 2030 commitment, at Chatham House, London. More

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