Executive Director

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

Climate action now: There’s no time to lose

Ahead of the UN Climate Summit on 23 September, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stresses the need to ensure women are equal partners in environmental decision-making, so that lives, economies and the planet can be preserved. Read 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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