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ASEAN-UN Secretariat-to-Secretariat Meeting

Thursday, March 31, 2016

On 30 March 2016, a senior-level United Nations Delegation led by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jenča, held an official full-fledged ASEAN-UN Secretariat-to-Secretariat Meeting with the ASEAN Secretariat leadership, headed by the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta. Other senior UN officials participating in the meeting included: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian... More

Statement from the United Nations System in Pakistan

Monday, March 28, 2016

United Nations Country Team in Pakistan condemns in the strongest terms, the murderous attack on hundreds of people at Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park in Lahore, mainly women and children. All people in Pakistan have the right to peaceful lives. Brutality such as that in Lahore contradicts that universal right. Our thoughts are with the Pakistani people, with the victims and their families. More

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the bombing in Pakistan

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the suicide bombing on 27 March 2016 at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, killing at least 60 people and wounding over 100, including many women and children. The Secretary-General calls for the perpetrators of this appalling terrorist act to be brought swiftly to justice, consistent with human rights obligations. He urges the Government to do its utmost to put in place protective measures to ensure the personal... More

South Asia journalists discuss gender sensitivity in covering development stories

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The news media play a crucial role in helping people to understand the role of women and women’s issues as countries attempt to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With that in mind, UN Women recently organized a workshop on this topic for 50 journalists from India, Maldives, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. The workshop, held on 7-8 December in New Delhi, improved the ability of the print, television and online journalists to hold their countries... More

Progress for women in news media grinds to a halt

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Progress towards equality of men and women in the news media has virtually ground to a halt according to the fifth and largest study on the portrayal and representation of women in the news media. Extensive results of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) released 23 November show that, worldwide, women make up about 50 per cent of the general population but only 24 per cent... More

Inside the News: Challenges and Aspirations of Women Journalists in Asia and the Pacific

Monday, June 8, 2015

In many countries across Asia and the Pacific, women media professionals have increased their number in the newsrooms, but they still represent only 3 out of 10 news staff and often earn less than their male counterparts, while struggling to reach decision-making positions. These are some of the findings in “Inside the News: Challenges and Aspirations of Women Journalists in Asia and the... More

Thai Youth Ambassadors for safe migration join HeForShe

Monday, June 8, 2015

Fifteen Thai Youth Ambassadors from the Saphan Siang (Bridge of Voices) programme pledged their support for gender equality during their graduation event held on 5th June in Bangkok. During the activity, the youth activists shared their experiences working on safe migration in Thailand; reflected on lessons learned and presented their community outreach projects... More

UN Women Executive Board Bureau’s first visit to Viet Nam to focus on future development priorities on gender equality and women’s empowerment

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Executive Board Bureau of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, begins a field visit to Viet Nam today to enhance the Bureau members’ understanding of the extent and ways in which UN-Women cooperates with the Government of Viet Nam in achieving gender equality and... More

Why women need technology and technology needs women

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Little more than three decades after the internet in the current sense was developed, more people access mobile and information and communication technology (ICT) networks than clean water and energy. Of more than three billion Internet users, two thirds live in the developing world and approximately 45 percent in Asia. However, 25 percent fewer women than... More

Reporting on the Beijing+20

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

“Think back to the first time you were told you couldn’t do something because of your gender. Now share that story with the person next to you.”  There was a momentary silence as 27 journalists both women and men from 20 nations thought about how gender roles had limited... More

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