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Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the closing of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Saturday, March 27, 2021

In her remarks at the closing of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for the resolution of problems that women and girls have faced over generations

Media Advisory: Generation Equality Forum, Mexico City

Friday, March 26, 2021

The Generation Equality Forum is a major global convening to advance gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired jointly by the Governments of Mexico and France, with the leadership and participation of youth and civil society.

At CSW65, women’s rights organizations discuss the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women, one year on

Thursday, March 25, 2021

At a side event on 24 March, during the 65th Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), together with the Governments of Sweden and Canada, met virtually to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work to prevent and end violence against women and girls.

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) National Chapters: Driving Women’s Leadership in Africa

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

In her remarks at the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) National Chapters: Driving Women’s Leadership in Africa, on the margins of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "This is supposed to be a moment and an opportunity to reset our countries. If we reset our countries based on recommendations that come from committees that exclude women, you can imagine how unrepresentative those recommendations are going to be. "

“The excitement about Generation Equality is something you can now feel and touch”— UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Monday, March 22, 2021

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, interactive virtual side event on the Generation Equality Forum: The road to Mexico, Paris and beyond

Press release: Women’s absence from COVID-19 task forces will perpetuate gender divide, says UNDP, UN Women

Monday, March 22, 2021

Men outnumber women three to one across COVID-19 government task forces around the world. Such disproportionate representation will hamper women’s recovery from the pandemic, according to new data released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women, and the Gender Inequality Research Lab (GIRL) at the University of Pittsburgh.

Statement by UN Women on Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

Saturday, March 20, 2021

UN Women reiterates the concerns expressed by the United Nations in Turkey and other partners regarding Turkey’s announced termination of being a party to the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (the “Istanbul Convention”). We urge Turkey to reconsider its withdrawal.

At CSW65, youth leaders call for intergenerational co-leadership and accountability for the Generation Equality Forum

Friday, March 19, 2021

At a side event during the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), the Generation Equality Youth Task Force, UN Women, and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth convened a high-level dialogue to critically examine the meaning of shared intergenerational co-leadership and mutual accountability.

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021

Condemn racism and discrimination wherever they occur: act to create racial justice and a gender-equal, inclusive world

Mexico joins Bolivia in efforts to stop violence against women in politics

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Violence against women creates significant barriers for women aspiring for political office, says UN Women. It’s critical to reform and fully implement laws to prevent and stop violence against women in politics.

Women must be ‘front and centre’ of pandemic recovery, UN chief says

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Women need to be “front and centre” of the pandemic recovery as a matter of economics, efficiency, effectiveness and social resilience, the UN chief told the women’s commission on Tuesday.

United Nations Secretary-General's remarks at Town Hall with Civil Society during the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

In his remarks at the Town Hall with Civil Society during the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: "Women need to be front and centre of the recovery from the pandemic – not as a matter of charity, not even as a matter of justice and basic human rights".

Women’s rights advocates from Eastern Europe and the Caucuses urged to promote more women in politics

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Ahead of the sixty fifth session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), civil society representatives called for promotion of women’s political participation and elimination of violence, discrimination and hate speech against women in politics.

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Town Hall with Civil Society and the United Nations Secretary-General

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

In her speech at the Town Hall with Civil Society during the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called on Civil Society to demand bold outcomes, and challenge countries to be decisive about the inclusion of women in public life and everywhere.

A common voice from Africa at the 65th Commission on the Status of Women

Monday, March 15, 2021

Ahead of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), from 15 - 26 March 2021, African countries present a common voice to expand women’s participation in public life and decision-making.

Opening remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the opening of the 65th Commission on the status of Women

Monday, March 15, 2021

In her remarks at the Opening session of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for bold and strong moves to propel us toward gender equality, end the discrimination against women and girls and empower all of us.

Press Release: UN’s largest gathering on women’s rights calls on enhancing women’s leadership in public life in the run up to the 2021 Generation Equality Forum

Monday, March 15, 2021

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will call for increasing women’s participation and leadership in decision-making to solve global challenges.

Arab States agree on priorities for the advancement of women’s empowerment in the region, ahead of global meeting

Monday, March 15, 2021

On February 10, Ministers and women´s authorities’ representing Member States of the League of Arab States, participated in the Arab Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65).

Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean commit to promoting actions to achieve substantive equality and parity democracy

Monday, March 15, 2021

The 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021. During this meeting, women's full and effective participation and decision-making by women in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, will be addressed as a priority theme to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. The theme for International Women's Day on March 8, 2021 “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,”...

Statement on Myanmar by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

Friday, March 12, 2021

UN Women aligns with the statements made by the UN Secretary-General in strongly condemning the violent crackdown and the use of lethal force against peaceful protestors over the past month in Myanmar and expresses its deep concern over the targeted and disproportionate violence against women being recorded in this situation.

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