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Remarks by Ziad Sheikh at the National Women’s Conference on Beijing+20 Inauguration session

Friday, August 22, 2014

UN Women Representative, Ziad Sheikh’s remarks on behalf of the United Nations and the UN Resident Coordinator at the National Women’s Conference on Beijing+20 Inauguration session, Kathmandu, Nepal More

Op-ed: We can't put off to tomorrow what needs to be done today

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, there can be no doubt that the MDGs, including MDG 3 — “promote gender equality and empower women” — have made a significant difference to the lives of women and girls worldwide. More

Youth delegates from Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Fiji attend Commission on the Status of Women 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Besides being an opportunity to represent an increasingly important and dynamic group of young Cambodian women, equally important for the youth delegation is the participation at the Commission as an unprecendented learning opportunity. More

International Women’s Day 2014 - Viet Nam

Friday, March 7, 2014

The importance of gender equality in achieving progress for all was stressed today at a key policy dialogue held by the United Nations and Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to mark International Women’s Day. More

Dying to live: the gender dimension of child mortality in India

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sharing the voices of Indian women, a new UN Women report details work towards meeting MDG targets and sheds light on the issue of female infanticide, son preference and violence against women. More

UN’s Commission on the Status of Women to assess progress for the world’s women through the Millennium Development Goals

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the internationally agreed blue-print for global development, set in the year 2000 with a target date of 2015, played an important role in galvanizing attention and resources for gender equality and women’s empowerment. 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

Trained media in Asia and the Pacific to report 15% more on gender equality by 2015

Friday, September 20, 2013

A total of 32 journalists from 23 countries from across Asia and Pacific Region have returned to their countries with commitment to increase reports to promote gender equality by 15 per cent towards 2015 and a professional network established after attending a three-day media training workshop in Bangkok, Thailand. More

Lakshmi Puri leads discussion on gender equality post-MDGs at Women Leaders of New Asia Summit

Monday, April 22, 2013

From 12-14 April, Lakshmi Puri, UN Women Acting Head and Assistant Secretary-General will speak at the Women Leaders of New Asia Summit in New Delhi, organized by the Asia Society, an educational organization dedicated to strengthening partnerships and understanding between the people and institutions of Asia and the United States. The Summit will bring together experts from different fields and countries across Asia-Pacific and beyond to discuss the role of women and gender, including in a future global development agenda, once the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) conclude in 2015. More

National Consultation on post 2015 goals reviews gaps and suggests remedies

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight development targets, established by the UN in 2000 and which defined the global development agenda are set to expire in 2015. More

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