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Highlights
Highlights
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

  • International Women's Day 2021

    In Focus: International Women's Day

    This year, the theme for International Women’s Day (8 March), “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights the gaps that remain. Learn more about the Generation Equality Forum, meet the activists, and get inspired by stories of women leaders we admire. More

  • Jittirat Tantasirin works with automotive engineers at the ATTA Autohaus dealership. Photo: UN Women/Nicolas Axelrod

    This is what leadership looks like: Meet Jittirat Tantasirin

    Creating opportunities for women in the automotive industry in Thailand. “Women are a source of underutilized talent. Companies that make the right investments now can build an enduring business beyond the coronavirus crisis. It’s all about how quickly companies can [leverage] untapped female talent and help them become experts at what they do,” Tantasirin highlights. 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

  • 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 in relation to gender equality and women’s empowerment. This month, Soundarya writes about the need to involve men and boys to end stigma around menstruation in India. 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

  • Åsa Regnér, Deputy Executive Director, Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Bureau, UN Women

    Checklist for COVID-19 response by Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér

    As governments respond to the global COVID-19 crisis under huge pressures to act fast, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér calls on leaders and decision-makers to answer 10 key questions about how their responses and policies will include and impact women and girls. More

  • UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia poses for a photo. Photo: UN Women/Bundit Chotsuwan

    Women and COVID-19: Five things governments can do now

    UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia takes a look at how impacts of COVID-19 are hitting women hardest, and how governments around the world can address these issues. More

COVID-19: Women front and centre
 Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Photo: Kea Taylor

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka calls on governments to recognize both the enormity of the contribution women make and the precarity of so many in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. More

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Regional Director, Mohammad Naciri
Regional Director, Mohammad Naciri 

Mohammad NACIRI has been recently appointed as the Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the 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

Featured Publication
2020 Annual Report

ASEAN Gender Outlook

Achieving the SDGs for All and Leaving No Woman and Girl Behind
The publication brings into focus the paucity of gender data and calls for greater investment and prioritization of data for tracking progress towards gender equality and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more

Video
Featured video
ASEAN Gender Outlook

A 1 minute video presents a summary of the findings included in the Outlook. A snapshot of progress and challenges in the ASEAN region regarding each of the SDGs, and highlights priority areas for gender action.

Announcement
Annoucement: National Committee

Effective 30 September 2019, UN Women no longer has a National Committee in Singapore. We thank all supporters in Singapore for their support in the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. UN Women looks forward to working with partners in Singapore in the future who wish to contribute towards UN Women’s mandate. Click here for more information.