The following photos and videos capture key moments of UN Women events at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and illustrate some of the work that UN Women and its partners are carrying out.
UN Women events at Rio+20 Conference
UN Women events at Rio+20 archived webcasts
The Future Women Want: Leaders’ Forum on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development
The UN Women Leaders’ Forum panel event featured government leaders, UN heads of agencies, grassroots activists, and private sector representatives, with the aim of highlighting strategies and programmes that foster gender equality and sustainable development..
The Future Women Want: Leaders’ Summit on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development
A follow up event to the Leaders’Forum the UN Women Leaders’ Summit showcased strong commitment from world leaders and amplified women’s voices. It also called for robust policies and strong commitments on removing discriminatory barriers.
Community leadership for disaster preparedness: Patum Thani province, Thailand
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Empowering Women Farmers in Rwanda
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A Day in the Life of a Rural Woman Milk Collector
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Bread Winner, Bread Maker
In a land torn apart by years of bitter conflict, feeding the family is a constant challenge. UNTV travels to the occupied Palestinian territory to meet inspirational women who are helping to sustain their communities by combining better nutrition with economic opportunities.
Colombia: Wayuu Gold, Fighting for Access to Fresh Water
In some parts of the world it’s as rare as gold — and getting a hold of some, nearly impossible. To one of Colombia’s largest indigenous groups indigenous groups, Wayuu, that gold is fresh water. Soon their water will be siphoned from Wayuu lands through new pipes to a nearby town, where the population is not indigenous. As struggles for ethnic rights, such as access to water, are recreated across the country, the community deals with an additional strain on their resources — climate change.
Safe and Friendly Cities for All
UN Women, UNICEF, and UN-HABITAT have launched a five-year programme, “Safe and Friendly Cities for All,” that aims at making women and children feel safer in their local neighbourhoods, while improving their quality of life. The new partnership will address these challenges by supporting a variety of initiatives in the participating cities.