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A Call for Action to Leave No-One Behind, Including People with Disabilities

23 December 2016

Under the theme ‘Achieving 17 Goals for the future we want’, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was commemorated on 2 and 3 December 2016 as part of the 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-Based Violence. This year’s theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. On 2 December, UN Women together with the UN... More

UN Women Deputy Representative participates in the SDGs Roadshow in Nepalgunj

31 October 2016

UN Women Deputy Representative Gitanjali Singh was in Nepalgunj today to participate in the SDGs Roadshow organized by the UN Country team in Nepal on the occasion of the 71st UN Day to raise awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, adopted unanimously by 193 Heads of State and other top leaders at a summit in New York in September 2015, calls on all countries in the world to... More

First SDG Road Show in Nepalgunj

31 October 2016

As had been highlighted by previous speakers, the SDGs provide a universal, transformative road map to achieve sustainable development by “leaving no one behind”. This is an ambitious goal and we all have a role to play. No country has achieved gender equality. SDG 5 focuses on gender equality (GE) and... More

Amidst rising extremism, women’s role in peace and recovery remains hampered and underutilized

14 October 2015

In an unprecedented move, the United Nations Security Council will tomorrow conduct an all-day Open Debate in commemoration of resolution 1325 on women, peace and security presided by a Head of Government or State, with Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy chairing the 13 October proceedings. The historic review is timely, coming at a moment when the world is grappling with rising violent extremism that places the subordination of women at the centre of the ideology and... More

UN Women Executive Director to make first official visit to Australia and the Pacific

23 August 2014

On 27 August, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Australia for the first time as the Executive Director of UN Women. During a three-day trip to Canberra and Sydney, she will attend meetings with high-ranking government officials as well as with representatives from the business community and civil society. More

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

20 August 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

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

24 March 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

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

19 February 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

UN Women Executive Director highlights stronger collaboration

12 September 2013

In her first press conference as Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stressed the organization’s urgent need for funding to sustain work on its key priority areas, and to ensure gender equality features prominently in the post-2015 Development Agenda. More

National Consultation on post 2015 goals reviews gaps and suggests remedies

01 March 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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