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"Because, if not now, when? If not us, who?" – Executive Director

August 28, 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the World Assembly of Women in Tokyo, Japan on 28 August 2015. More

UN Women Executive Director to return to Tokyo

August 26, 2015

On 28 August, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will address an international gathering of leaders of government, business and civil society at the second World Assembly of Women in Tokyo hosted by the Government of Japan. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will highlight progress achieved in women’s empowerment and outline further steps that must be taken to advance women's rights and gender equality at a global level. She addressed the... More

Statement of the Executive Director of UN Women for the 500th day since the Chibok kidnappings

August 25, 2015

This week, 500 days will have passed since the kidnapping of more than 200 girls from their hostel in Chibok, northern Nigeria. In a statement, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for the global community to do more to protect girls, as well as boys, and prevent the spread of extremist groups such as Boko Haram. More

Why Goal 5 matters

August 24, 2015

The targets of proposed Goal 5, on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, are measurable and attainable.This comprehensive goal includes nine targets that largely reflect UN Women's proposals. Full implementation of this goal matters because it has the potential to transform unequal power relations between women and men and address structural barriers impeding progress. These targets seek to: End all forms of discrimination against all women and... More

“When women come together to use their voices, the world has no choice but to respond” –Yuwei Lee

August 24, 2015

Jewellery designer Yuwei Lee shares her story, talks about what motivated her to work with the UN Trust Fund and shares the inspiration behind her designs. More

Liaison offices

August 21, 2015

UN Women has several liaison offices that afford the organization the ability to engage systematically with key regional entities and UN Member States in policy dialogue, advocacy for gender equality and women’s empowerment, and focused resource mobilization efforts. More

UN Women Americas and the Caribbean - results achieved in 2014

August 21, 2015

This report aims to highlight some of the key results from 2014 and provide a snapshot of UN Women´s contributions towards achieving full equality and human rights for all women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean. More

UN Women welcomes CEDAW General Recommendation on women’s access to justice

August 19, 2015

UN Women welcomes the recently published General recommendation no. 33 on women’s access to justice by the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in late July. More

Media collaboration

August 19, 2015

UN Women collaborates closely with the media as a key ally in advancing women’s rights. More

Research and data

August 19, 2015

Cutting-edge policy research, innovative new ideas and robust evidence are critical ways in which UN Women leads the charge in building knowledge on gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

Informal breifing on Evaluation

August 19, 2015

Friday, 4 September 2015; 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; CR 8 More

Informal briefing on structured dialogue on financing

August 19, 2015

Monday, 31 August 2015; 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; CR 8 More

Briefing on the UN-Women flagship report "Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016"

August 19, 2015

Wednesday, 26 August 2015; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; CR 8 More

Briefing on UN-Women programming in the LAC

August 19, 2015

Friday, 28 August 2015; 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; CR 8 More

Pre-Session of the second regular session 2015

August 19, 2015

Friday, 28 August 2015; 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; CR E More

Indian actor Anupam Kher pinned as HeForShe Champion

August 18, 2015

Renowned Indian actor and philanthropist Anupam Kher was pinned as a HeForShe Champion by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri on 18 August, in New York. More

Statement by UN Women on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2015

August 18, 2015

In a statement on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2015, UN Women pays tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to end the suffering of others, and who bring hope where it is most needed. Their humanitarian spirit and actions inspire us every day. More

Making sure women play an active role in emergency response and disaster reduction

August 18, 2015

On World Humanitarian Day, 19 August, we take a look at UN Women’s work to ensure that women’s needs are considered and voices heard in humanitarian action and disaster planning. More

Gender Equality Update highlights results of Nepal’s Post-Disaster Needs Assessment

August 18, 2015

In its fourth edition, the UN Women and OCHA-led Gender Working Group’s Gender Equality Update highlights the results of Nepal’s Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA), along with news and key facts summaries related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the emergency response after the earthquakes in Nepal. More

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