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‘REACH’ Mobile Service Delivery – Taking Stock for Future

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Seventeen communities in the Kingdom of Tonga have benefitted from the Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH) community outreach program that reaches those farthest behind.

ASEAN renews partnership with UNICEF, UN Women

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

[ASEAN Secretariat News, Press Release] ASEAN renewed partnership with UNICEF and UN Women following a cooperation review at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta from 9 to 10 May. The annual Joint Review Meeting of ASEAN – UNICEF Framework Agreement of Cooperation (FAC) and Work Programme aimed at agreeing on the parameters and next steps to renew the FAC between ASEAN and UNICEF as well as to identify and prioritise the concrete joint actions and flagship projects for 2019 and 2020.

UN Secretary-General visits Port Vila market vendors

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The impact of climate change has been greatly felt by market vendors who are heavily reliant on their market sales for their income and today; members of the Silae Vanua Market Vendors Association (SVMVA) were able to share their experiences of how they are addressing such changes with the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Gutterres, at the Port Vila Market, during his first official visit to Vanuatu.

UN Women and WPC of National Assembly to work together for ending child marriages, gender disparity

Friday, May 17, 2019

[Press Release] UN Women and Women Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) of the National Assembly of Pakistan on Thursday joined hands to work together for advancing the women’s empowerment and gender equality agenda, which is central to Pakistan’s efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Agreeing that the issue of child marriage needs a strong focus and efforts at all levels, both the entities stressed the most urgent need for consolidated and concerted action to curb child marriages from all parts of Pakistan through advocacy, awareness-raising and legislative reforms.

UN Women, Provincial Women Parliamentary Caucus ink accord to end child marriages and women trafficking in KP

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

[Press release] UN Women and Women Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) signed yesterday evening (late evening of Monday), a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality agenda in KP province. UN Women and WPC will make joint efforts for the promulgation and implementation of pro-women laws, with the first and foremost focus on awareness-raising and policy advocacy for legislation to end child marriages.

UN Women is enhancing staff capacity to deliver more effectively and efficiently in Asia and the Pacific region

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Programme and project management is a balancing act. Ensuring the best outcomes of UN Women’s beneficiaries while juggling donor expectations, internal processes and securing sufficient resources and timeframes all needs to be considered. Recognising the challenging nature and the importance of this work, programme and project managers from regional offices joined representatives of Programme Division HQ in Bangkok.

Partnership for cleaner, healthier marketplace

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Notice anything different at the Central Market lately? Thanks to a joint effort between the Honiara City Council and the Honiara Central Market Vendors Association, market vendors are now enjoying a cleaner and a healthy working environment as a result of the facelift that the market has received as part of the refurbishment work, supported by UN Women Markets for Change Project to the Honiara City Council (HCC).

Norwegian delegation visits home based workers in Pakistan

Thursday, May 9, 2019

In Pakistan, women from marginalized social classes face multiple challenges and are often only able to work from home. Of the estimated 20 million Home-Based Workers (HBWs) in Pakistan, 12 million are women, and according to UN Women’s Status Report 2016 on Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment in Pakistan, women account for 65 per cent of the PKR 400 billion (USD 2.8 billion) that HBWs contribute to Pakistan’s economy.

UN Women supports Viet Nam’s review on the implementation of Beijing +25

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

[Press release] The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) with the support of UN Women have discussed and prepared for Viet Nam’s review report on the 25-year implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), one of the world’s most comprehensive documents on women’s rights and the empowerment of women. In 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of BPfA, and five years of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Humanitarian workers in Myanmar race to strengthen their skills on gender equality

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Although humanitarian staff may be used to activity in the field, they may not have expected to be running at a training workshop. But a Gender Relay Race was one of several interactive exercises at the Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) Training-of-Trainers (ToT) Workshop held in Yangon from 23 to 26 April 2019. Organized by UN Women, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the goal of the ToT was to meet the demand for dedicated training in this area and create a pool of GiHA trainers and human resources in Myanmar.

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