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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.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
The 65th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), from 15 to 26 March 2021, will focus on examining the progress, gaps and setting a global roadmap towards achieving full equality in public life. This year’s priority theme is, ‘Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls’.
Monday, March 1, 2021
This year’s International Women’s Day (8 March) comes as the world continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and its staggering impacts on women – from being pushed into poverty, to loss of jobs as the informal economy shrinks, to an alarming spike in domestic violence and the unpaid care burden— and will highlight the pressing need for the 2021 Generation Equality Forum.
Media Advisory: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November, will call for urgent actions to Fund, Respond, Prevent and Collect data to address gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women will commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The International Day and virtual event will kickstart the global mobilization of the 16 Days of Activism campaign – running from 25 November until 10 December – under the theme: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”.
Monday, October 26, 2020
As Security Council resolution 1325 celebrates women’s successful contributions to human security, sustainable peace, and justice, the promise of inclusive and women-led peace processes remain unfulfilled.
Friday, September 25, 2020
As the Beijing Platform for Action turns 25, high-level meeting to accelerate implementation efforts for advancing women’s rights
Thursday, September 10, 2020
UN Women at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, 15–25 September 2020.
Friday, July 17, 2020
Member states and observers, civil society organisations, gender equality leaders, CEOs, and heads of academia will gather virtually on 21 July 2020 in a multi-stakeholder hearing to bolster priority actions at the global and national level that will address the challenges that threaten the bold vision of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, twenty-five years after its adoption.
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”.