Executive Director

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: UN Women/Elma Okic.
Photo: UN Women/Elma Okic

Impatient for change: Global action for gender equality

In her remarks at the opening meeting of the first regular session 2020 of the UN Women Executive Board, Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for a high level of ambition at next month’s session of the Commission on the Status of Women and the adoption of a strong Political Declaration with a matching sense of urgency to close the gender gap, finally. 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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