UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Asia and the Pacific

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Message of the Executive Director for International Women's day 2015

In her message for International Women's Day 2015, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says gender parity must be reached before 2030, so that the sluggish trajectory of progress can be reversed that condemns a child born today to wait 80 years before they see an equal world. She calls on all countries to “step it up” for gender equality, to reach ‘Planet 50-50’ before 2030. More

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    CSW59 – Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action

    The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015... More

  • Political declaration on the occasion of the Fourth World Conference on Women

    Governments in the Asia and Pacific region have, this week, re-committed to eliminating discrimination against women and girls, with the unanimous adoption of a political declaration at the Commission on the Status of Women, currently underway in New York... More

  • Turning theory into reality

    Labasa Municipal Market in Fiji made history when the council closed it for two hours so that the vendors could vote on who they wanted to represent them... More

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    Beijing+20: Youth's Voice

    Let's us listen to young girls and boys to express their thoughts and opinions for developing gender equality in their homes and communities. Check out our latest blog post by Academician & Researcher, Thanakarn Vongvisitsin (Bella) from Thailand... More

Empowering women empowers all humanity – An op-ed on Malaysia


International Women’s Day gives us all the opportunity to commemorate the achievements in ending discrimination against women. Read her op-ed published in Malaysia...


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Conversation with Emma

Emma Watson speaks about gender equality on International Women's Day... More..