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Statement: Set women at the heart of recovery decisions and processes

Monday, June 14, 2021

Statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the outcome of the summit of G7 nations.

Op-ed: World leaders must put women at centre of COVID-19 recovery

Friday, June 11, 2021

In an op-ed for the World Economic Forum blog, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka writes: "We cannot build back better after COVID-19 without gender equality. Specifically, we must place women at the center of our economic recovery. Now is the moment for leaders to publicly commit to that work – by supporting the care economy, and equal wages and access to opportunities."

Op-ed: Establishing Generation Equality

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

In an op-ed ahead of the G7 UK Cornwall Summit, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka writes: "We look to governments and to all those who control power, resources and influence to become the champions of what we call ‘Generation Equality’, shaping a future together that dismantles the barriers to women’s progress through working across generations and sectors on priority issues."

Statement: Women and girls must be at the heart of the fight for climate justice

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for World Environment Day, 5 June 2021

Statement from UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

In a statement on the first anniversary of the death of George Floyd, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "We unite today across the world through a day of anti-racism solidarity and celebrate the rekindling of the global racial justice movement".

Statement: This is the time to ramp up, not decrease funding for women and girls

Monday, May 3, 2021

"The ravages of COVID-19 on the lives and livelihoods of women and girls are being seen in every country, from higher job losses, shrinking work hours and greater care burdens, to increased levels of all forms of violence against women, with the development gains of decades reversed in multiple areas. This regression is an urgent driver to further ramp up investment in gender equality and women’s empowerment. Our partners’ continued committed engagement and support are therefore more critical than ever to the work of ensuring no woman or girl is left behind," says UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Elsie Initiative Fund: High-Level Virtual Launch of the Second Programming Round

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

In her speech at the Elsie Initiative Fund: High-Level Virtual Launch of the Second Programming Round, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "The pace of change in women’s representation in national militaries globally remains too slow. So, now we know that progress is possible because we have seen in it one part of our work, I think this should inspire us and fire us to also push further in all other areas that are still lagging behind."

Statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Girls in ICT Day, 22 April 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Today, and every day, we recognize that digital power must be in the hands of girls. We have a unique window and momentum now to secure bold commitments that will ensure girls are connected and empowered to create the brighter futures the world needs.

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Special Session “From Beijing to Durban: addressing racism to leave no woman or girl behind”

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In her remarks at the Special Session “From Beijing to Durban: addressing racism to leave no woman or girl behind”, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka called for anti-racist states and anti-racist institutions to address the intersecting issues of race and gender, two areas where the discrimination is both intense and highly normalized.

Closing remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In her remarks at the closing of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls upon governments, corporations, organizations and activists to make bold and game-changing commitments to gender equality.

Remarks by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, at the Launch of Mexico National Chapter of the Unstereotype Alliance

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

In her remarks at the launch of the Mexico National Chapter of the Unstereotype Alliance, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "We know for sure, right now, that when we are talking about building back better and achieving decent work for women, the stereotype that suggests that women are not more suitable for work than men has to change. Otherwise, women will forever be the ones who are the face of poverty. That is on you to help us change those views and those stereotypes about women".

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Opening Plenary on Women’s Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality at the Generation Equality Forum, Mexico

Monday, March 29, 2021

In her remarks at the the Opening Plenary on Women’s Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality at the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "We cannot only hope because hope is not a strategy. Hope becomes meaningful when it is acted upon. The Action Coalitions are there to make sure that the hope that we rightfully have is converted into a strategy that we implement.”

Opening remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at opening of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico

Monday, March 29, 2021

In her remarks at the opening of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "It is going to be now in Mexico that we start this work; start an era of catalytic action to accelerate change".

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

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. "

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

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.

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.

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.

Opening Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day 2021, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world on the way to the Generation Equality Forum”

Monday, March 8, 2021

In her remarks at the United Nations commemoration of International Women's Day, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "we stand at a crossroads as we ponder the recovery from a pandemic that has had a disproportionate impact on women and girls. We also face the challenge of the underrepresentation of women in key institutions, some of which will be responsible for the recovery".

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