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Press release: Equal Pay International Coalition calls to prioritize pay equity in COVID-19 recovery with support from Megan Rapinoe

Friday, September 18, 2020

To mark the first International Equal Pay Day, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) called all leaders to take necessary steps to ensure pay equity is at the heart of COVID-19 recovery efforts worldwide. 


Monday, September 28, 2015

Live webcasts of key UN Women-related side events during the General Assembly will be featured here.


Monday, September 14, 2020

Media advisories, press releases, and special coverage of UN Women events during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (2020).

Some good news about gender equality that you may have missed

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Join us in celebrating some of the highlights for gender equality and women’s rights you may have missed over the last few months.

Op-ed: We have told G7 leaders to make gender inequality and patriarchy history

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

For most people, the annual G7 meeting may just seem like an expensive photo-op that doesn’t connect with any concrete change in people’s lives. But for us, appointed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit on his G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, it was a unique opportunity to push for strong commitments for girls’ and women’s rights.

Press release: Targeted actions required to increase and improve women’s work opportunities

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Nearly 700 companies champion the Women’s Empowerment Principles, commit to advance gender equality, reduce discrimination and monitor progress

Closing remarks by United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the First Regular Session of the UN Women Executive Board 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

In closing remarks at the first regular session of the UN Women Executive Board, 2018, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted key take-aways that emerged as clearly important to the Board.

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet addresses Parliamentarians in Australia

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the Australian Parliament House, Australia, 23 August 2012.

Explainer: Everything you need to know about pushing for equal pay

Monday, September 14, 2020

Workers around the world look forward to payday. A paycheck may bring a sense of relief, satisfaction, or joy, but it can also represent an injustice—an expression of persistent inequalities between men and women in the workplace. Take a closer look at the gender pay gap and what can be done to close it.

Michelle Bachelet spotlights remarkable Australian women in her address to students at the Australian National University

Friday, August 24, 2012

Statement by Michelle Bachelet UN Women Executive Director on Gender Equality and Women's Rights at Australian National University Canberra, Australia, 24 August 2012.

Opening Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the UN Women Executive Board Annual Session 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

"On 31 May, the General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution on the re-positioning of the UN Development System. Thank you to many of you who helped to make that possible. I particularly also want to thank the Permanent Representative of Denmark who also played a significant role, and who I think is with us in the house today... UN Women fully supports this bold new agenda, which must work for women and girls so that we achieve gender equality by 2030 in as many countries as possible and leave no one behind."—Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the UN Women Executive Board Annual Session 2018 We are actively engaged in the transition led by the Deputy Secretary-General and as part of the UN Sustainable Development Group.

Media advisory: In a pandemic world, where does gender equality fit in?

Thursday, September 10, 2020

UN Women at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, 15–25 September 2020.

“It is not mission impossible; it is a mission of our time” – UN Women Executive Director

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Opening Statement of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Annual Session of the UN Women Executive Board, 17 June 2014, New York.

Views and voices from civil society

Monday, January 27, 2020

Civil society reports have been developed voluntarily, often with the purpose of complementing, informing, and/or strengthening the formal Beijing+25 and Generation Equality Forum processes. These civil society inputs can be accessed on this page.

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