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Priyanka Kumari, 21, is a facilitator at the Women’s Empowerment Centre in Dungarpur town, Dungarpur district, Rajasthan, India. She been working tirelessly to fight against illiteracy and poor access to information.
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In early May 2018, the UN Women Executive Board visited Malawi for the first time.
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On 25 September 2015, governments from around the world agreed to embark on a 15-year journey together, which if successful would result in a far better world. A world where poverty and hunger in all their forms and dimensions are eradicated, where our planet is healed and protected, where gender equality is achieved and where all human beings can enjoy safe and prosperous lives. The destination envisioned by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is clear, ambitious and desirable. But how do we get there?
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Statement by UN Women’s Deputy Executive Director, Yannick Glemarec, at the World Education Forum 2015 high-level statements and closing ceremony, on 21 May, in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
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A transformative vision for education over the next 15 years has been adopted at the World Education Forum, which concluded today in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
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Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the World Education Forum 2015, held on 19 May, in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
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The global education agenda for the next 15 years will be discussed at the World Education Forum 2015, which opened today in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The conference will set out a global roadmap for education until 2030.
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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec will travel to Incheon, in the Republic of Korea, from 19 to 21 May, to meet with key officials and attend the World Education Forum 2015.
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The needs of women and girls are increasingly being reflected in how governments spend in Morocco and a new organic law of finance passed in January 2014 by the Council of Government has cemented gender throughout the budgeting process.
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At the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women today announced a new partnership which will see the collaboration between UN Women’s Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment and the Cherie Blair Foundation’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme.
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On the eve of International Women’s Day, officials gathered at the United Nations to discuss Intel® She Will Connect, a new programme poised to drive economic and social transformation for the women of Africa for decades to come. It seeks to expand digital literacy skills to 5 million young women over the next three years and reduce the gender gap by 50 per cent.
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Around 600 women have been trained in literacy, entrepreneurship and other skills to enhance their physical and economic security.
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A comprehensive programme to promote women’s literacy, business skills, entrepreneurship and savings, is transforming the lives of over 20,000 rural women in Liberia.
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As South Sudan celebrates its second anniversary as an independent State, a look at how UN Women and its partners are engaging women in improving literacy, promoting economic empowerment, bolstering their political participation, and ultimately, ensuring peace and security.
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On 13 April a landmark System-wide Action Plan (UN-SWAP) on gender equality and women's empowerment was adopted at a meeting of the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination, to be applied throughout the UN system. For the first time, the UN will have a set of common measures with which to measure progress in its gender-related work, including the mainstreaming of the gender perspective across all its operations.
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The UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability released its report “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, on 30 January 2011 in Addis Ababa.
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On the eve of the first international meeting on the future of South Sudan, women leaders from the world's newest nation today put forth concrete policy recommendations on development, security and governance priorities for their country.
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The UN Secretary-General's annual report to the Security Council on women and peace and security has been released ahead of the Open Debate. The report analyzes progress in implementing Security Council resolution 1325, which was passed in 2000, along with related commitments on women, peace and security. It is based on contributions from 38 Member States, four regional organizations and 27 entities of the United Nations system.
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UN Women in Santo Domingo launched a new report, “Migration, remittances and gender-responsive local development: The case of the Dominican Republic". It presents an in-depth study of migration to the United States from the community of Las Placetas, tracking how gender inequalities affect both women who leave and those who remain behind.
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Flagship report from the UN's new organization for women recognizes progress, but calls on governments to take urgent action to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world.