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Highlights
Generation Equality Forum Paris 2021
In Focus: Generation Equality Forum in Paris

The Generation Equality Forum in Paris is a landmark moment to accelerate progress on gender equality. Convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with youth and civil society, the Forum will bring together governments, feminist leaders, youth and change makers from every sector, to announce trailblazing gender equality investments, programmes and policies. It will mark the beginning of a five-year action journey led by six Action Coalitions and a Compact on Women, Peace and Security, and Humanitarian Action. More

  • The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society-centered, global movement for gender equality to drive action towards realizing the human rights of women and girls everywhere.

    Act for Equal

    #ActforEqual is a new campaign to drive attention, excitement and action towards the upcoming Generation Equality Forum. Through the campaign you can show your support, take action for gender equality and help propel major commitments to the Action Coalition Goals. We can’t wait any longer for gender equality. It’s time to #ActforEqual. More

  • Generation Equality Forum

    The Generation Equality Forum

    Get ready for the Generation Equality Forum, the most important global convening for gender equality actions and investment in a quarter-century. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City in March and culminate in Paris this year. More

  • The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society-centered, global movement for gender equality to drive action towards realizing the human rights of women and girls everywhere.

    Generation Equality Forum: Asia-Pacific Regional Journey

    The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society-centered, global movement for gender equality to drive action towards realizing the human rights of women and girls everywhere. Join the movement in Asia and the Pacific region and speak up for gender equality by attending our events. More

  • Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

    Generation Equality in the Asia and the Pacific

    Join UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign in Asia and the Pacific to accelerate gender equality actions. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, women’s leadership and access to health. More

  • GE Challenge

    Generation Equality Challenge

    UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is calling on individuals in the region to take part in the #IAmGenerationEquality challenge. Join us! More

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    Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. More

  • Soundarya - Youth blog

    Youth blog

    The Beijing +25 Youth Blog is an online space for young activists from across Asia and the Pacific to raise their ideas, concerns, and expectations for gender equality and women’s empowerment. This month, Dia Yonzon from Nepal asks the reader "Must queer art always be by queers, for queers?" More

Statement: World Environment Day
 Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Photo: Kea Taylor

Statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for World Environment Day, 5 June 2021 Read more

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Regional Director, Mohammad Naciri
Regional Director, Mohammad Naciri 

Mohammad NACIRI is the Regional Direction of UN Women for Asia and Pacific, and Representative in Thailand.. From 2015 to 2018, he was the Regional Director of UN Women in the Arab States. From 2012 to 2015, Mohammad Naciri was the Deputy Regional Director for UN Women in the Arab States. Mohammad has extensive experience in the region and in gender and development issues. Read more

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2020 Annual Report

Gender Responsive Ceasefires and Ceasefire Agreements

In January 2021, women from across 33 provinces of Afghanistan came together to launch a campaign calling for an immediate ceasefire. Read more

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Solid waste management and women's engagement in Sri Lanka

Promoting Women’s Engagement takes an innovative approach to peacebuilding by bringing communities together to provide a sustainable solution for a shared environmental issue, with women at the forefront.