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Asia and the Pacific

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Season's Greeting 2015! More

  • http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59/preparations

    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

  • In Egypt, the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza were lit in orange on 10 December. Photo: UN Women/Mohamed Ezz Aldin

    Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence

    From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods”... More

  • Engaging Men

    Ahead of the second MenEngage Global Symposium from 10-13 November in Delhi, India, we highlight how UN Women is engaging men and boys around the world on gender equality and women's empowerment. More

  • Infographic: School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) in Asia Pacific

    Infographic: School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) in Asia Pacific

    UN agencies in East Asia and the Pacific are calling for action to address school-related gender-based violence in the region. More

  • Champion Rafiq Pathan

    “To achieve the healthy survival of humanity, we must treat both the genders with equal respect and abolish any form of discrimination.” More

  • UN Women launches Beijing+20 campaign in Australia

    UN Women launches Beijing+20 campaign in Australia

    See coverage of Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's three-day trip to Canberra and Sydney (27-29 August), including speeches, webcasts and events coverage. More

  • Beijing+20 National Review Reports from Asia and the Pacific

    Beijing+20 National Review Reports from Asia and the Pacific

    In preparation for the Beijing+20 regional review process, Member States have been called upon to undertake comprehensive national-level reviews of the progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More

  • UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality 2013 Results

    UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality 2013 Results

    UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality is bringing about real changes in lives and communities all around the world. It is one of the world’s leading grant-making funds for women’s equality. More

  • Gender and progress towards the MDGs

    This year, as the 58th Commission on the Status of Women examines "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls" as its priority theme, we take stock of progress and UN Women’s efforts towards each of the eight goals. More

  • Women in Politics Map 2014

    Women in Politics Map 2014

    Launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women, the map shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place for women at the highest levels. More

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HeForShe Event

On Saturday 20 September UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson co-hosted a special event in New York to kick-start the HeForShe campaign, a dynamic solidarity movement for gender equality.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson

Executive Director to visit India
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
From 8-12 November, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will travel to India on her first visit to the sub-continent as the head of UN Women. Women’s public safety and legislation on women’s economic empowerment and political participation will be high on the agenda. More
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CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of Non Discrimination

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of Non-discrimination.

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UN Women Executive Board Bureau first field visit to Viet Nam

From 8th to 12th December 2014, UN Women Executive Board Bureau did the first ever field visit to Viet Nam.