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Monday, August 9, 2021
Immaculate Akello, 25, is a climate change activist and lawyer whose work is transforming the lives of rural women in northern Uganda living along the shea belt community. Akello is the founder of Generation Engage Network, an organization that champions environmental rights and environmental democracy in Northern and Central Uganda.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the “Panel on Gender matters: Gender Mainstreaming in International Organisations” during the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017 Conference on 30 June in Tallinn, Estonia.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
At a high-level event organized by UN Women, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka call on global leaders to do more for gender equality.
Monday, December 21, 2015
In a ceremony on 18 December, UN Women was presented a Presidential Award in Sierra Leone State House in recognition of its contribution to fighting Ebola. During the ceremony 200 individuals and organizations were honored for their work to fight Ebola.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Spoken word artist Soré Agbaje performed a poem at the Global Civil Society Dialogue on 23 November. A student at Brooklyn College in New York, majoring in political science and double minoring in journalism and TV/radio, she explains how she uses the art and language through the I Sell The Shadow spoken word initiative to shed light on issues that affect people in her community and around the world. In her own words…
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
UN Women’s #GetFree University Tour is a new effort to connect passionate student activists in a global network to raise awareness around gender equality. It aims to bring UN Women’s HeForShe movement directly to university students, convening thought leaders and providing a forum for critical debate and discussion.
Monday, May 4, 2015
As Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News, Matt Winkler oversaw a dedicated strategy to increase gender balance in both the newsroom itself and in the organization’s editorial coverage. They asked that a woman’s voice be included in every story, as a policy; allowed flexible work hours for parents; set specific targets every year for increasing women team leaders in the newsroom – doubling their numbers in just four years – and built a mentor system. It’s a strategy he says makes business sense, and has given them an advantage over competitors, including through big story ‘scoops’. Mr. Winkler recently accepted a new role as Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Bloomberg, after almost 25 years as the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News. In a wide-ranging interview, he reflects on how and why they pursued this transformative strategy, and its successes and challenges.
Friday, May 1, 2015
After gender sensitivity training and follow-up self-assessment exercises run by UN Women, coverage of women has nearly doubled in 17 print and online Moldovan media outlets.
Monday, January 26, 2015
In a blog for the World Economic Forum in Davos, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka emphasizes the need to build strategic partnerships and reach new audiences to tap into networks where women are underrepresented and need a voice.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Thank you for this opportunity to speak on behalf of UN Women on a subject that is of crucial importance. Security, in all of its dimensions, cannot be overlooked. For our UN colleagues, who consistently put their lives at risk every day to protect and enhance society, we must ensure their protection.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
To ensure that the needs of women and girls are addressed within the UN’s overall response to the devastating Ebola Virus Disease, the United Nations Country Team in Sierra Leone launched an Ebola Gender Mainstreaming Strategy in early October. It includes an Advisory Board whose main task is to advise UNMEER on how to tackle the gender dimensions of Ebola.
Friday, June 13, 2014
At the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+10 held in Geneva on 10 June, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri called on stakeholders to invest and undertake interventions and special measures to ensure women’s digital empowerment.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Statement by Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri, at the ECOSOC Coordination and Management Session of 2014, 12 June 2014, New York.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In Mexico, delegates from 27 countries across the region called for gender equality to cut across all new development goals and for a post-2015 agenda that is transformative, universal and rights-based.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Summarizing the findings of public consultations and surveys that engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today presented the “A Million Voices: The World We Want” report.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Speech by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General, at the ECOSOC Substantive Session of 2013, 24 July 2013, Geneva.
Friday, June 21, 2013
As part of efforts to promote more accessible services for women and girls, UN Women has supported a special category of the UN Public Service Awards on “Promoting Gender-Responsive Delivery of Public Services.” Winners will be recognized 23 June at a ceremony in Bahrain.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
As part of a new series highlighting UN Women partnerships with other UN entities, a look into our work with UN-Habitat to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in urban planning and sustainable development.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
In accordance with the proposed programme budget of UN Women for the biennium 2012-2013, approved by the General Assembly, the UN Women Coordination Division organized an international Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Approaches to Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programming: Being Strategic and Achieving Results in an Evolving Development Context” (30 April-3 May 2013, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic).
Friday, May 3, 2013
“UN Results – Are we achieving them? How do we know?” was the title and focus of a high-level panel event organized by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) as part of its 2013 Evaluation Week from 15-19 April 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York.