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UN Women joins hands with key partners in the Philippines

Thursday, September 10, 2015

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka met with officials from the Philippine Commission on Women and the Department of Foreign Affairs to discuss the shared agenda of achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Executive Director emphasized the importance of not only quantitative but also qualitative and substantive progress in achieving gender equality. Gains are notable, with the Philippines ranking in the top 10 most... More

UN Women Executive Director announces collaborative study with Asian Development Bank

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

During a two-day Mission in the Philippines, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, addressed the Eminent Speakers’ Forum of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to promote gender equality and women’s rights within a regional context. ADB and UN Women will work together on a collaborative study announced during the Mission that will help Asia and the Pacific track its progress in realizing gender equality. It will prioritize... More

"The Gender Goal": The Promises of SDG Five, the Challenges, and the Cost of Delivering Planet 50–50 by 2030 - Speech by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of UN Women

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thank you for inviting me to this Eminent Speaker’s Forum and for the opportunity to build a shared understanding on the central importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment for both Asian development Bank and global development agenda that will soon be part of our work. We meet at a threshold moment. On the eve of the adoption of Agenda 2030 .... More

ADB, UN WOMEN to partner on study to track progress on Gender Equality in Asia

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) announced today that they will collaborate on a study that will track Asia and the Pacific’s progress in meeting its gender equality goals under the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework which will run to 2030. The study will focus on the gender equality goal, SDG Goal 5, but will also include all goals and targets that aim to... More

UN Women Chief leads Philippines dialogue on “Economies that Work for Women”

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

UN Women Philippines, in cooperation with the Philippine Commission on Women, is organizing a High-Level Dialogue on ‘Economies that Work for Women’ in conjunction with the visit of United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. The Dialogue will provide an opportunity to discuss the research and recommendations of UN Women’s Flagship Report, Progress of the World’s Women (POWW) 2015-2016:... More

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Thursday, August 6, 2015

It is estimated that there are more than 370 million indigenous people across 70 countries worldwide. Indigenous women face many forms of discrimination and violence, both as women and as indigenous peoples, and face different obstacles in overcoming these issues daily. The focus of this year's International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples [9 August] is... More

Improving Women’s Human Rights in Southeast Asia

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

UN Women Indonesia, in partnership with the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, and Indonesia’s National Commission on Violence Against Women convened a National Workshop with the National Human Rights Mechanisms on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Women’s Human Rights on... More

Indigenous women learn about their rights in the Philippines

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Dibabawon indigenous people live in the remote Calinogan community of Compostela Valley Province, Mindanao. I travelled for seven hours from Manila, by plane, car, and finally on a local ‘skylab’ motorbike along unpaved roads through lush forests, to reach this community of 256 people. I was there to... More

Charting a course for Timor-Leste’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

UN Women, in cooperation with SoSS, recently hosted a workshop to launch the process of developing a NAP on Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. This historical resolution calls on states to ensure that women participate in conflict resolution and peace-building processes from the grassroots up to the national and international levels, that they are better protected from human rights violations, and that women have access to justice and services to eliminate discrimination. More

National Workshop on Improving Women’s Human Rights (WHR) in Mindanao

17 October 2013 - 18 October 2013

Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City, Philippines

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