“Enough: We cannot stall progress any longer”
In her remarks to the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous said: "If we want to see a tangible difference in the lives of women and girls and a paradigm shift in the way we confront peace and security issues, we need governments to step up." More ►
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About the Executive Director
Ms. Sima Bahous became UN Women’s third Executive Director on 30 September 2021. Biographical sketch
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.