UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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UN Women at UNGA 74

The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly is taking place at UN Headquarters from 17 to 30 September 2019. This year’s theme focuses on strengthening multilateral efforts to address climate action, poverty, sustainable development, and more. UN Women will shine the spotlight on gender equality and women’s empowerment, which stands at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals, climate action, universal health coverage, and other matters that are on the agenda. More

  • Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

    Generation Equality

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More

  • Director of the Division for Inclusive Social Development under the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Daniela Bas, speaks at the UN Women event on youth leadership within the UN. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

    The United Nations steps up efforts to promote young women’s leadership within the UN

    On the opening week of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, an inter-generational conversation convened by UN Women, placed youth leadership at the centre of its new campaign, Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future. The event featured young female staff members of the UN sharing their progress and challenges in advancing their careers, while women who have risen through the ranks, talked about the need for mentorship. More

  • In Focus: Women and the SDGs

    Gender equality is a right. Fulfilling this right is the best chance we have in meeting some of the most pressing challenges of our time—from economic crisis and lack of health care, to climate change, violence against women and escalating conflicts. Check out new data, stories, videos and more illustrating how and why gender equality matters across all the Sustainable Development Goals. More

  • Students engage in literacy and education sessions provided at the UN Women Oasis in Za’atari refugee camp. Photo: UN Women/Christopher Herwig

    Photo essay: Syrian women in Jordan share stories of war and hope

    The Syrian women refugees in UN Women’s Oasis programm share their stories of escape from conflict and their journeys to becoming the empowered women they are today. More

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Gender Equality: from the Biarritz Partnership To the Beijing+25 Generation Equality Forum, Conference Room 3, UN Conference Building, New York, 6.30–8 pm EDT

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Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2019

Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2019

Are we on track to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls? This report brings together the latest available evidence on gender equality across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, underscoring the progress made as well as the action still needed to accelerate progress.

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Preparing for a new decade of UN Women 2.0
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her opening remarks to the second regular session of the UN Women Executive Board, Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka looks ahead to the milestone year 2020, when UN Women will turn 10, and commemorate 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted. More

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Climate action and women's leadership

Tackling the global climate crisis is going to require all of us. Women and marginalized communities are a fountain of solutions and knowledge when it comes to fighting climate change.