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Sat in the cozy classroom of a cyber-celebrity incubator in Aba, Sichuan, Li Ying gestures towards her smartphone with an enthusiastic smile. “I want to study as much as I can,” says the 54-year old, the colours of her clothing bright against the mountain view behind her. “It's much better to make money on my own than to reach out for my husband.
UN Women is enhancing staff capacity to deliver more effectively and efficiently in Asia and the Pacific region
Programme and project management is a balancing act. Ensuring the best outcomes of UN Women’s beneficiaries while juggling donor expectations, internal processes and securing sufficient resources and timeframes all needs to be considered. Recognising the challenging nature and the importance of this work, programme and project managers from regional offices joined representatives of Programme Division HQ in Bangkok.
What goals do we have to achieve in order to build a world that is safe and prosperous? About that we’re pretty clear. What’s not so clear, however, is how much we will have to spend along the way and how we will know we’re on the right path. How much will it cost to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment – No. 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to be reached by the year 2030? What...
On the UN Day, UN Women with UN agencies in Bangkok awarded a true talent of an Indonesian citizen for best reflecting the UN value through photographs at a regional photo contest
The grand prize winner and two runners up were announced for the UN-sponsored photo contest that invited residents of Asia-Pacific to send in their best shots that reflect UN values in their neighborhoods, cities, countries or the region. Ms. Dwi Kristyadi took the grand prize, with her submission of “On the Wet Ground” which shows a volunteer giving lesson to street children in Jakarta. In a makeshift classroom on a bare concrete are gathering impoverished children of the Indonesian capital.