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Calling for action to meet the unfulfilled promise of education for girls

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Celebrities, youth activists and world leaders gathered yesterday at the UN Headquarters to put a spotlight on adolescent girls’ education, in an event co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ireland, together with UN Women, the One Campaign and the Global Partnership for Education. Singer and co-founder of the ONE campaign, Bono, and Chair of the Elders, Mary Robinson, were amongst the participants at the event that launched the initiative, "The Drive for Five: A Call to Action to...

‘Compassion was a key message’

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

In May 2018, Ireland voted to overturn its near-total ban on abortions—a long-awaited victory for women’s rights activists.

Take five: “Delivering the quantum change we need is not just a woman’s issue.”

Monday, March 11, 2019

Geraldine Byrne Nason is the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, and the Chair of the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women, the UN’’s largest gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, taking place in New York from 11 to 22 March. A career diplomat, Ms. Bryne Nason previously served as Ireland’s Ambassador to France and Monaco, as well as the Deputy Permanent Representative to the European Union. A passionate advocate for women’s rights, she spoke to UN Women recently about the importance of CSW.

Using gender budgeting to empower ethnic minority women in Viet Nam

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The experiences of ethnic minority households are shaping UN Women’s advocacy efforts in Viet Nam, to incorporate gender issues into development policies and programmes that benefit ethnic minorities.

Civil society advocates forge recommendations ahead of World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Governments should ensure refugee women’s participation in decisions that affect them, say participants at UN Women-Oxfam “Women on the Move” workshop.

Op-ed: Achieving gender equality is the challenge of our times

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

This oped was originally published in the Irish Times on 20 February, as the “A Women’s Place is in the World. Have Your Say on Beijing+20” conference was held in Dublin.

Lakshmi Puri calls on Ireland and all Member States to make additional commitments for gender equality

Friday, February 20, 2015

Statement by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri at the “A Women’s Place is in the World. Have Your Say on Beijing+20” conference held on 20 February, in Dublin.

Beijing+20 event in Ireland: A woman’s place is in the world!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

At a conference organized by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the National Women’s Council of Ireland on 20 February, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri will deliver a keynote speech highlighting Beijing+20 as a game-changer for women’s empowerment and underscoring the need for big, bold changes.

Press release: UN Summit to amplify voices from the climate front lines

Friday, September 19, 2014

Climate change is an issue of human rights, equity and justice. While it impacts everyone, climate change especially disrupts the lives and livelihoods of girls, boys, women, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees, and inhabitants of environmentally vulnerable areas, including small island States. The very same people who continually struggle against poverty, discrimination and marginalization across all walks of life are also on the front lines of climate action. “Voices from the...

New study to examine women’s role in peace and security over the past 15 years

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

At a special event at United Nations headquarters today, Ireland, the United Arab Emirates and UN Women announced the launch of a global study to review progress and challenges since the Security Council adopted resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, in 2000.

Sakai to join Safe Cities Global Initiative

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The City of Sakai, Japan is poised to become the second city from a developed country to join the Safe Cities Global Initiative, which includes two flagship programmes led by UN Women, other UN partners and scores of other global and local organizations.

Michelle Bachelet welcomes the appointment of Mary Robinson as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The former UN High Commissioner and former President of Ireland will serve as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa. Her appointment is an historic first and a major milestone in the progress of women’s rights and gender equality.

Speech by Michelle Bachelet : Reclaiming Public Spaces for the Empowerment of Women and Girls

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Speech by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women: Reclaiming Public Spaces for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.CSW Side Event. 07 March 2013.

Michelle Bachelet remarks at lunch seminar “Women and Political Decision-Making” in Ireland

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Michelle Bachelet remarks at lunch Seminar: ‘Women and Political Decision-Making’ hosted by the National Women’s Council of Ireland and the 50/50 Group. Dublin, Ireland. 21 February 2013.

The century of inclusion and womens full participation

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kapuscinski Lecture: Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women : "The century of inclusion and women’s full participation". Dublin, Ireland. 21 February, 2013.

Opening remarks of Michelle Bachelet on “Gender Equality and the Post-2015 Development Framework” for the Irish Consortium lecture

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Opening remarks of Michelle Bachelet on “Gender Equality and the Post-2015 Development Framework” for the Irish Consortium lecture. Dublin, Ireland. 20 February 2013.

Dublin joins the UN Global Safe Cities Initiative

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

As local decision-makers gather in Dublin on the occasion of the 8th Biennial Forum of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP), co-organized by the City of Dublin and UNDP, in partnership with UN Women and UNITAR, UN Women speaks with Lord Mayor of the City, Mr. Naoise Ó Muirí, who is committed to making Dublin a safe, smart and sustainable city. Dublin is the first city in a developed country to adapt and upscale tools and approaches of the UN Global Safe Cities Initiative.

UN Women Executive Director visits Denmark and Ireland

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will start a two-day visit to Denmark on Monday 18th February and a three day visit to Ireland from 20-22 February.

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