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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
In a inter-agency statement, the UN System highlights its dedication to ending violence against women and girls and emphasizes six critical areas for action.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
It has been two years since the System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity was launched by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in order to reach parity at the most senior levels by 2021, and across the board by 2028. To coincide with the anniversary of the Strategy, UN Women hosted the Global Gender Focal Point (GFPs) Meeting.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
In a joint statement, the Heads of UNICEF, UN WOMEN, UNDP and UNFPA committed to strong gender-responsive, family-friendly policies for all United Nations staff, including paid parental leave for all parents regardless of gender, including parents who adopt, foster, or have children through surrogacy or assisted reproductive technology; flexible working arrangements for parents; designated private rooms and appropriate breaks for nursing and pumping; quality and affordable childcare; and child grants for all staff.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
On 11 April, new Enabling Environment Guidelines were launched, as part of efforts to create a working environment in the UN Office at Vienna that embraces equality, eradicates bias and is inclusive of all staff.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Angela Mwai leads the Gender Equality Unit at UN-Habitat and serves as the agency’s Gender Focal Point. The Gender Equality Unit works to ensure gender perspectives are encompassed in all of UN-Habitat’s work by mainstreaming gender equality and women’s empowerment in all of UN-Habitat’s policies, projects and programmes.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Today marks the first anniversary of the UN Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, a progressive roadmap adopted by the UN to reach parity at its senior levels of leadership by 2021, and across the board by 2028.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Following our earlier statement on our website, the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct involving a UN Women staff member by the Office of Audit and Investigations (OAI) of UNDP is nearing its completion and UN Women continues to urge for the speedy finalization of the investigation process.
Friday, August 3, 2018
Feminists, gender experts and UN officials came together to discuss promising practices to curb sexual harassment and assault in a UN Women-organized “Feminist Think Space” from 30 to 31 July in New York.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Purna Sen is UN Women’s Director of the Policy Division, and has been recently appointed as the UN Women Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination. In an interview, she explains her new role and what UN Women is doing to address sexual harassment within its own workplace and in the UN system.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Announcing the launch of a system-wide HeForShe UN platform
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Remarks by UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Åsa Regnér, at the launch of the UN-SWAP 2.0 and UNCT-SWAP
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
At a side event during the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, senior UN officials, along with Member States and civil society partners, discussed the latest measures to reach gender parity within the UN System.
Friday, January 12, 2018
UN Women convened an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Gender Equality and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, on 14–15 December 2017, to strengthen gender mainstreaming efforts in the WASH sector. The report has been released today.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the ECOSOC Coordination and Management Session of 2017, on 7 June in New York.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri pays remembers head of UNFPA, Dr. Babatunde Osotomehin
Monday, May 1, 2017
UN Women will launch a publication titled “Shaping the international agenda: Raising women’s voices in intergovernmental forums” at a high-level event in New York on 2 May, 2017.
Monday, January 16, 2017
At the first-ever United Nations World Data Forum in Cape Town, South Africa from 15 – 18 January, data and statistics experts from around the world will join governments, private sector, civil society and academia, in exploring innovative ways to measure progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Closing Remarks of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Annual Session of the UN Women Executive Board, 28 June 2016, New York.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
In Kyrgyzstan on 9 May, representatives of the Executive Boards of UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNICEF and WFP completed a week-long Joint Field Visit to analyse how United Nations’ organizations contribute to national development priorities.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
As we approach the one-year mark since the earthquakes in Nepal, a spotlight on Nepali women and girls, their stories and their solutions.