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COVID-19: Women front and centre

Monday, March 30, 2020

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.

UN Women announces bold commitments to gender equality from 10 partners across the world

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

UN Women’s HeForShe campaign today announced 10 bold commitments from its IMPACT Champions, demonstrating strong leadership to advance women’s rights and empowerment.

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka following the devastating earthquake in Nepal

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

In a statement, UN Women's Executive Director says the organization stands in strong solidarity with the people of Nepal as they face the loss of life of loved ones and the physical devastation caused by the earthquake and aftershocks. She details that UN Women will work with local women’s groups to provide urgently needed services and support the overall humanitarian needs...

UN Women's flagship report "Progress of the World’s Women" is coming!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Chock-full of solid in-depth analysis and data, UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” will be launched on 28 April in Bangkok and seven cities around the world...

Press release: Galvanizing global attention, world leaders, celebrities and activists unveil Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

At a star-studded event today in New York City, high-powered speakers took the stage to put out a clarion call: a firm expiry date of 2030 for gender inequality, with real equality being nothing short of 50-50. The packed Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality event was a UN Women-hosted celebration for the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Speakers called for bolder actions from governments and louder mobilization from citizens to move forward the agenda on women’s rights and gender equality, saying progress in the last 20 years has been too slow.

"Break the social norms and gender stereotypes that constrain the roles of men and boys" – Executive Director

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Inaugural speech at the MenEngage Global Symposium by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, 10 November 2014, New Delhi.

UN Women Executive Director to make first official visit to Australia and the Pacific

Saturday, August 23, 2014

On 27 August, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Australia for the first time as the Executive Director of UN Women. During a three-day trip to Canberra and Sydney, she will attend meetings with high-ranking government officials as well as with representatives from the business community and civil society.

Statement of the UN Women Executive Director on the crisis relating to Gaza

Thursday, July 24, 2014

UN Women is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence in the crisis relating to Gaza. It has taken a catastrophic toll on tens of thousands of civilians, many of whom are women and children.

Press Release: Calling on global citizens, UN Women unveils Beijing+20 campaign in New York City

Monday, June 30, 2014

At the historic Apollo Theatre in New York, UN Women yesterday launched a year-long campaign to spark global dialogue and actions on women’s rights and gender equality. The Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it! campaign commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing which set a path-breaking agenda on women’s rights in 1995.

Statement of the Executive Director at the Security Council briefing on Central African Republic

Thursday, June 26, 2014

In a statement at a Security Council briefing on the Central African Republic on 24 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted the “alarming and distressing” situation in the war-torn country. She announced that, for the first time, UN Women and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations will offer specialized training to all troop-contributing countries before they deploy, which will focus on prevention of conflict-related sexual violence.

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