Executive Director

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

2020 : A turning point with defining moves

In her speech at the UN Women Executive Board second regular session 2020, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka said: "Progress is now at risk. The continuing inequalities faced by women and girls are made starker by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic."More ►

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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