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UN Women’s Assistant Secretary General Lakshmi Puri Visits to Thailand to Promote Good Governance of Labour Migration and Mobility and to Indonesia for ASEAN-UN Secretariat-to-Secretariat Meeting

Friday, April 8, 2016

During her mission to South East Asia, United Nations Assistant-Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Ms. Lakshmi Puri participated at the breakfast dialogue convened by the Government of Bangladesh as chair of Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), the intergovernmental body on migration and the GFMD Thematic Workshop on Migration, Connectivity and Business... More

7th Annual General Meeting of SAARC Business Association of Home Based Workers

Friday, January 15, 2016

Good morning and Namaste. I am very pleased to join you here today at the 7th Annual General Meeting of Sabah. The past year has been a challenging one for Nepal in light of the earthquakes in April and May and the ongoing challenges related to the political developments in the country. Let me begin by acknowledging our deep appreciation... More

Ending Violence and Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

United Nations entities call on States to act urgently to end violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)1 adults, adolescents and children. All people have an equal right to live free from violence, persecution, discrimination and stigma. International human rights law establishes legal obligations on States to ensure that every person, without distinction, can enjoy these rights. While welcoming increasing efforts in many countries to protect... More

UN Women Cambodia maintains a strong focus on gender equality and human rights: MOPAN

Monday, June 1, 2015

In Phnom Penh, Cambodia this week, an important MOPAN workshop took place to shed light on the issue. “At UN Women Cambodia, we embrace evaluations. If results are good we want to hear it, if the results are bad we definitely want to hear it.... More

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in the Andaman Sea and the Straits of Malacca

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Secretary-General is increasingly concerned about the plight of migrants and refugees stranded in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca. In recent days, the Secretary-General has spoken to the Prime Ministers of Malaysia, H.E. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, and Thailand, H.E. Mr. Prayuth Chan-ocha. The Deputy Secretary-General has also spoken to the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Mr. Abul Hasan... More

Press release: Galvanizing global attention, world leaders, celebrities and activists unveil Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

At a star-studded event today in New York City, high-powered speakers took the stage to put out a clarion call: a firm expiry date of 2030 for gender inequality, with real equality being nothing short of 50-50. The packed Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality event was a UN Women-hosted celebration for the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Speakers called for bolder actions from governments and louder mobilization from citizens to move forward the agenda on women’s rights and gender equality, saying progress in the last 20 years has been too slow. More

“It’s important for youth to be involved at the high level” – Tahere Si’isi’ialafia, Samoa

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tahere Si’isi’ialafia, a 24-year-old Baha’i youth from Samoa is a board member of the Pacific Youth Council who is taking part in the Third International SIDS Conference in her native Samoa. She speaks to UN Women about the importance of involving youth in such high-level fora. 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

Press Release: Calling on global citizens, UN Women unveils Beijing+20 campaign in New York City

Monday, June 30, 2014

At the historic Apollo Theatre in New York, UN Women yesterday launched a year-long campaign to spark global dialogue and actions on women’s rights and gender equality. The Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it! campaign commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing which set a path-breaking agenda on women’s rights in 1995. More

Press release: UN Women calls on global citizens to bring gender equality into focus

Thursday, May 22, 2014

UN Women today launched a major campaign in the lead-up to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. More

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