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For the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, we are featuring some of the leaders and groundbreakers who added their voices to UN Women’s Generation Equality movement, and take action to fight violence against women and girls.
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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UN Women are partnering to launch a new global technology award that recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality.
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A joint op-ed by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, and Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund.
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UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman and UN Women Acting Head Lakshmi Puri received awards from the Cinema for Peace Foundation. They were honoured on 12 July at an evening event in Berlin, Germany. The Government of Germany is among UN Women’s leading donors.
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Today UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa as the new Executive Director of UN Women.
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Among the key recommendations made to boost efforts towards peace, security and development in the Sahel region, Conference attendees emphasized the need to ensure that women have at least 30 per cent representation in decision-making and politics.
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The first song from the UN system will be launched on 8 March. Starting today, the countdown begins, with behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song’s year-long production at http://song.unwomen.org. This musical celebration of women worldwide features more than 20 artists from across the globe.