Executive Director

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

"Agenda 2030 is anything but business as usual"

In her opening remarks at the UN Women Executive Board First Regular Session of 2016, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted the importance of coordinated action and collaborations across sectors towards achieving gender equality and women's empowerment. More


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About the Executive Director

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is Executive Director of UN Women. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013. Bio


While visiting the Central African Republic from 24 to 26 May, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka emphasized that women’s rights, participation and leadership are vital to peace and stability in the country.

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