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A call for decisive measures to promote women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work in Asia and the Pacific

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Women in the Asia-Pacific region face serious barriers to their full and active engagement in the economy and to improving their socio-economic status. In deliberating these barriers, key recommendations on promoting women’s economic empowerment in today’s changing world of work were made at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok on the 23 – 24th of February 2017. Dr Miwa Kato, Regional Director of UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the... More

UN Commission on the Status of Women urges gender-responsive implementation of Agenda 2030

Friday, March 25, 2016

The 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women concluded today with UN Member States committing to the gender-responsive implementation of Agenda 2030. A set of agreed conclusions called for enhancing the basis for rapid progress, including stronger laws, policies and institutions, better data and scaled-up financing. The Commission recognized women’s vital role as agents of development. It acknowledged that progress on the Sustainable Development Goals at... More

Women’s Movement and Women’s Progress

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Vision for gender sensitive, violence free, empowered nation was the consensus of the women leaders as came out on the multilogue organized in commemoration of International Women’s day, and to mark the opening of the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) of the United Nations in New York by UN Women on 14th March at the National Press Club. The discussion was kicked off sharing the history of global Women’s movement and at national context. Prominent... More

I attended CSW because...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Every year thousands of activists from civil society organizations around the world come to New York to take part in the Commission on the Status of Women, the global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women... More

Press release: Governments Endorse New Roles for Women’s Commission

Friday, March 20, 2015

The UN Commission on the Status of Women revamps working methods to raise the stakes in advancing women’s equality, empowerment and rights. More

Progress 20 years on: Beijing+20 reviews are underway

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In the nearly 20 years since 189 countries committed to the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – an agenda for women’s empowerment and blueprint for advancing women's rights around 12 critical areas of concern – countries have worked hard to meet those goals, but many acknowledge remaining gaps and challenges. More

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Monday, March 24, 2014

UN Women welcomes the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The agreement represents a milestone towards a transformative global development agenda that puts the empowerment of women and girls at its centre. More

Interview with Osami Takeyama, Mayor of Sakai City, as it joins the UN Women Safe Cities Global Initiative

Friday, March 21, 2014

On 19 March, 2014, Osami Takeyama, Mayor of Sakai, announced the city’s commitment to end violence against women and girls in public spaces. This brings to 17 the number of cities that have joined UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative. In an interview, Mayor Takeyama outlines Sakai’s existing policies, plans under the initiative and his hopes to end violence against women and girls. More

Member States and civil society organizations in Asia-Pacific endorse a stand-alone gender equality goal for post-2015

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

At the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting attended by Member States of CSW, government representatives had an opportunity to reflect on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Asia-Pacific region. More

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