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UN Women’s Constitutional Database boosts efforts towards women’s rights

06 May 2016

On 6 May, professors and students from the University of Chicago Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, the University of Milan, shared their experiences in utilizing UN Women’s revised Global Gender Constitutional Database (GECD) at a symposium co-hosted by UN Women and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). More

Infographic: Closing the Gender Gap in Humanitarian Action

06 May 2016

Today we face a global humanitarian challenge. From Syria's ongoing conflict to Nepal's post-earthquake recovery and West Africa's Ebola epidemic, human suffering has reached alarming levels, with women and girls being disproportionately affected. Yet, when it comes to humanitarian assistance, gender equality is not prioritized. More

Second Regular Session 2016

06 May 2016

Documents for the second regular session of the UN-Women Executive Board, 1-2 September 2016. Advance copies of session documents are posted here and on the PaperSmart portal in the original language once available, and are replaced by official documents at least four weeks before the session. Item Documents Download   Annotated provisional agenda and workplan of the second regular session of 2015 en More

UN Women Programme Officer Maritza Rosabal appointed Minister of Education in Cape Verde

05 May 2016

After spending four years serving UN Women in Cape Verde, Programme Officer Maritza Rosabal 59, has been appointed as the country’s new Minister of Education, Family and Social Inclusion. More

Local budgets in Albania respond to community feedback

05 May 2016

A UN Women-led campaign results in Albania’s first-ever community budget consultations and brings immediate benefits to those in need. More

Investing in women for peace and future generations: Timor-Leste adopts a national action plan on Security Council resolution 1325

04 May 2016

Timor-Leste has approved a National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security for 2016-2020, becoming the third country in Southeast Asia to adopt such a plan based on a UN Security Council resolution. More

Compendium of Good Practices in Training for Gender Equality

03 May 2016

The Compendium of Good Practices in Training for Gender Equality aims to make both an empirical and an analytical contribution to the field of training for gender equality. More

UN Women Training Centre 2016 Catalogue

03 May 2016

This is the 2016 UN Women Training Centre Catalogue of courses. More

Typology on Training for Gender Equality

03 May 2016

The Typology aims to support training commissioners to plan, develop, design, deliver and evaluate training-related activities. More

UN Deputy Secretary-General visits UN Women multipurpose centre in Nepal

02 May 2016

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson received a warm welcome from women affected by the earthquakes in the Chautara multipurpose women’s centre in Sindupalchowk district in central Nepal on 1 May. More

“Remove barriers to women’s full and equal access to drug treatment” —Lakshmi Puri

02 May 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the UN General Assembly Special Sessions (UNGASS) on drugs side event, “Achieving inclusive, peaceful and equitable societies: the way forward for drug policies”, 20 April, New York. More

Women in humanitarian action

28 April 2016

Disasters kill more women than men, and hit women’s livelihoods hardest. According to UN reports, 60 per cent of all maternal deaths take place in humanitarian settings and all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls spike during disasters and conflict. More

From where I stand: Tebogo Mashego

28 April 2016

Tebogo Mashego, 35, is an entrepreneur. She is the founder of Ditsogo Projects, a metal manufacturer and supplier of steel engineering services in Rustenburg, South Africa. More

A snapshot of our work in response to the cyclone in Fiji

28 April 2016

The strongest cyclone ever to make landfall in the Southern Hemisphere, Cyclone Winston ravaged Fiji on 20 February 2016, destroying crops and critical infrastructure and flattening villages. In its wake, UN Women has been providing funds and technical support to local women and organizations as they work to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, help them access essential information about relief and protection services, and rebuild the marketplaces that provided women and their families with a secure food supply. More

“Civil society is called upon to capitalize on the aspirations set out in the 2030 Agenda” — Lakshmi Puri

27 April 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the Gender Working Group event on 27 April during International Civil Society Week. More

In post-earthquake Ecuador, workshops and shelter visits seek to prevent violence against women

26 April 2016

Acting swiftly to address the protection of women and girls in the wake of the earthquake, UN Women coordinated safe resettlement and recovery activities for women, and visited temporary shelters, as well as areas where new ones will be set up, to provide technical assistance and recommendations to improve the safety of women and girls housed there. More

Changing young women’s lives in Pakistan through football

26 April 2016

On 10 April, UN Women teamed up with Serena Hotels and hosted a match day to show how football is a powerful tool for social inclusion, gender equality and youth empowerment. More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women marks 20 years with event in Amsterdam

24 April 2016

On 25 April, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), administered by UN Women on behalf of the UN System, will kick off celebrations of its 20th year of grant-making with an Amsterdam-based event at The College Hotel. More

Speaking the same language in post-disaster Nepal

24 April 2016

After the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, a local woman takes an active role in humanitarian action as an interpreter and social mobilizer. More

2016 Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP

22 April 2016

Friday, 3 June 2016; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; CR 3 Document Download Agenda pdf More

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