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In a statement for World AIDS Day, 1 December, UN Women highlights the need to accelerate action towards gender equality, ending violence, supporting leadership and the full enjoyment of their human rights for all young women and girls, especially those affected by both coronavirus and HIV
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In a statement, 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.
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This joint programme could not be more timely and its design more apt. It comes as Nepal seeks to build on the impressive development gains it achieved under its Millennium Development Goals and it comes shortly after the world adopted Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, committing to leave no one behind. The design recognizes the integrated and cross-sectoral approach we must take to help bring about lasting positive changes...
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Nineteen years ago, world leaders, civil society representatives gathered in Beijing and adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action...
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Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at a High School visit on safe schools and the role of youth in preventing and responding to violence against women and girls, Hanoi, 29 March 2014.
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Today, as we commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation, UN Women calls for intensified efforts to stop the practice in all its forms. We pledge to increase support for efforts to prevent female genital mutilation, and advance gender equality and human rights, including the right to sexual and reproductive health and to live free of violence and discrimination.
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In 1992 Cambodia ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The move responded to the groundswell of grassroots momentum built by women who were fighting to pull themselves out of poverty and neglect and who were, one by one, claiming their rights to peace and development.
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193 member States of the United Nations elected me by acclamation to serve as 68th President of the United Nations General Assembly. It was a poignant moment in that I was about to assume a huge responsibility, while at the same time taking the next step on a journey that began purely by happenstance.