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Originally published by the Department of Foreign Affaris of Ireland Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., today committed to deepening Irish Aid’s partnership with UN Women. Speaking at an online gathering of UN Women and partners hosted by Ireland from Dublin Castle, Minister Brophy announced that Ireland will increase its support to the agency’s work in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, in particular to...
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In an interview, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland, Ville Skinnari, explains why gender equality is Finland’s top priority in foreign and development policy.
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In an interview, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson, explains why his Government believes UN Women’s work is such an important priority for its multilateral aid.
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As the Beijing Platform for Action turns 25, high-level meeting to accelerate implementation efforts for advancing women’s rights
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The Government of Japan is a vital partner in UN Women’s mission to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. UN Women and Japan work together in the areas of humanitarian action; women, peace and security; and preventing violent extremism in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Arab States. In an interview with UN Women, Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Motegi Toshimitsu, highlights why realizing gender equality is an important goal for Japan.
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In a statement to G20 Finance Ministers ant Central Bank Governors, UN Women and Women 20 (W20) call for COVID-19 recovery plans to address women’s distinct economic roles, contributions and constraints, and put women at the centre of investment design to realize sustainable recovery.
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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is on a joint visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 15 to 19 October, together with the President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö. This will be the Executive Director’s first official country visit to Ethiopia, and the first official visit to Africa for President Niinistö.
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At the  74th UN General Assembly, leaders and gender equality advocates from around the world came together to look ahead to the Generation Equality Forum in 2020 and to take stock of the gender equality outcomes of the G7 Biarritz Summit . In August 2019 at the G7 Summit  the Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) made concrete recommendations on how to achieve gender equality. Now, the Council is working to galvanize the Biarritz Partnership for Gender Equality by creating a...
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At the G7 Summit in France on 25 August, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, together with Nobel Prize Laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, presented the report of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council to G7 leaders in Biarritz.
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In her remarks at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called on not just the G7, but all governments around the world to strengthen legislative frameworks in support of gender equality.
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The Generation Equality Forum is a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City, Mexico, on 7-8 May 2020 and culminate in Paris, France, on 7-10 July 2020.
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Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visits Finland to meet with Finnish Government officials, Members of Parliament, private sector and the academia.
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Japan is a vital partner in UN Women’s mission to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women. In an interview with UN Women, Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Taro Kono, highlights why realizing gender equality is an important goal for Japan.
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Today, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), a long-standing partner of UN Women, announced a significant contribution of 80 million Krona (USD 8.8 million) to UN Women’s Flagship Programme on gender data, Making Every Woman and Girl Count.
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UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér will be on her first official visit to Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 13 to 14 September 2018. The visit is intended to continue building an already strong partnership with the Republic, aimed at achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment, both at home and abroad.
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Joint statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
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In 2018, the Government of Norway contributed regular resources of USD 10.8 million to UN Women. In addition, the Government contributed USD 14.5 million in other resources support—bringing its overall 2018 contribution to approximately USD 25.4 million and making Norway UN Women’s third-largest contributor. In an interview, Minister of International Development of Norway, Nikolai Astrup, explains why gender equality is a top priority in foreign and development policy.
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In 2018, the Government of Finland contributed regular resources of USD 12.1 million to UN Women. In addition, the Government contributed USD 5.3 million in other resources support—bringing its overall 2018 contribution to approximately USD 18.7 million and making Finland UN Women’s seventh largest contributor. In an interview, Minister for Trade and International Development of Finland, Anne-Mari Virolainen, explains why gender equality is Finland’s top priority in foreign and development policy.
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UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women welcome with appreciation the Government of Sweden’s decision to enter into multi-year core funding agreements with our agencies. This SEK 6.8 billion contribution will help us deliver better results for the communities we serve.
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For most people, the annual G7 meeting may just seem like an expensive photo-op that doesn’t connect with any concrete change in people’s lives. But for us, appointed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit on his G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, it was a unique opportunity to push for strong commitments for girls’ and women’s rights.