Radio interview with John Hendra on the MDGs and post-2015

John Hendra, UN Women's Deputy Executive Director and co-chair of the UN Development Group Millennium Development Goals Task Force, discussed the Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 development agenda with New York public radio host Brian Lehrer on 26 September. 


Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment

In partnership with the Government of Canada, UN Women launched the Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment ( on 23 September 2013. The Knowledge Gateway is an online "one-stop service" for resources, advocacy, innovation, partnerships and collaboration to advance women's economic empowerment. 


Momentum towards meeting the MDGs

Since their adoption in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals - the MDGs - have made a huge difference, helping to set global and national priorities and fuel action on the ground. They have raised awareness and shaped a broad vision for development work around the world. UN Women is actively working on achieving the MDGs, for which women and girls play a pivotal role, as well as for MDG3, which specifically focuses on promoting gender equality and women's empowerment.


Multimedia presentation of the MDGs Gender Chart 2012

Credit: UN Women/Laura Turquet and United Nations/Keiko Osaki Tomita