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Thursday, February 27, 2020
This year’s International Women’s Day (8 March) takes place in the context of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, considered the most comprehensive roadmap on women’s rights. As the forthcoming UN Women report on women’s rights reveals, 25 years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration, the emerging global consensus is that despite some progress in areas such as primary education and maternal heath, real change has been too slow for the majority of the world’s women and girls.
Friday, November 15, 2019
The official commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) will take place on Monday, 25 November 2019, at the ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday, September 13, 2019
Starting 17 September, world leaders will gather for two weeks at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74) in New York, to discuss and work together on the most pressing global issues, from gender equality to climate change and progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
At the Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference, UN Women will organize several events with civil society and women’s rights activists, along with the next generations of changemakers, including youth and visionaries who were instrumental in creating the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. As the global champion for women and girls, UN Women stands at the centre of mobilizing governments and civil society to keep the promises of the Beijing Platform for Action to all of society.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The 2019 edition of Progress of the World’s Women, to be released on 25 June, is an extensive assessment of the reality of families today, taking into account sweeping economic, demographic, political and social transformation.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
On 8 March, UN Women is observing International Women’s Day to celebrate the tireless work of activists who are central to the global push for gender equality and who strive every day to make women’s rights a reality.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The official commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) will take place on Monday, 19 November 2018, at the Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The commemoration will bring together survivors and activists under the theme of Orange the World: #HearMeToo, leveraging their voices and work on ending violence against women and girls.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Bringing the voices of women and girls to the global forum on top priorities and solutions to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Friday, August 31, 2018
UN Women, in partnership with the Global Innovation Coalition for Change, a unique alliance with 27 partners from private sector, non-profit organizations and academic institutions, is hosting the launch of the Gender Innovation Principles.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
On the margins of the United Nations High-Level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of Member States, the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa in cooperation with UNOWAS, UN Women, the Department of Public Information and the Permanent Missions of Germany and Japan to the United Nations, is organizing a side event on “Leveraging Partnerships and Strengthening Cooperation with Women to Counter and Prevent Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Africa”
Monday, March 5, 2018
International Women’s Day will be commemorated globally on 8 March. Coming on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality, safety and justice, the theme for this year’s commemoration is: “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”. Members of the media are invited to attend or follow the commemoration events below.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Two and half years after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Women looks at what it will really take to achieve the 2030 Agenda in its new flagship report “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda”.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
The official commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25) will take place on Wednesday, 22 November 2017, at the ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Monday, October 23, 2017
On 27 October 2017, the UN Security Council will convene its annual Open Debate on Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. UN Security Council resolution 1325 recognized for the first time in 2000, the role of gender equality and women’s leadership in international peace and security.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri is visiting Hue City, Viet Nam to attend the Public-Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy – Women Entrepreneurs Forum in the framework of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2017).
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly opens today at UN Headquarters. During its General Debate, starting on 19 September, under the theme, “Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet”, UN Women will bring forth the voices of women and girls, and spotlight the interventions that are making a real difference in the lives of women and girls worldwide.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
UN Women, the UN entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and SAP, the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software, are partnering to host the first UN Women Global Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Industry Forum, a one-day global conference, which will bring together CEO’s, social entrepreneurs, innovators and thought leaders to share how innovation, technology and entrepreneurship can be used to advance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment around the world.
Friday, June 2, 2017
The African Union Commission, UN Women and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations will launch the African Women Leaders Network - a platform to enhance the leadership of women in the transformation of Africa with a focus on governance, peace and stability, following the “High-Level Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation.” The Forum is scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 31 May to 2 June.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and IPU Secretary-General Martin Chungong will launch today at 12.30 p.m., the 2017 edition of the Women in Politics Map. The Map, co-produced by IPU and UN Women since 2000, includes the latest global data on the rankings of women in politics at executive and parliamentary levels of governments. This afternoon, the Commission on the Status of Women will symbolically mark the global gender pay gap, when it will interrupt its work at 4.10 p.m., when there is 23 per cent of the work-day left.
Friday, March 10, 2017
On Monday 13 March, UN Women and ILO will launch the high-profile Equal Pay Platform of Champions, bringing together activists, celebrities and governments, including Oscar-winning American actor Patricia Arquette, Olympic gold medalist and soccer star Abby Wamback, trade union leaders and activists, aiming to bring the issue of equal pay for work of equal value to the forefront.