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Inclusive consultations are essential for effective governance of customary land in Solomon Islands

Friday, February 19, 2021

[Press release]   Photo courtesy of UNDP Solomon Islands/ Andrew Tahisi.   Photo courtesy of UNDP Solomon Islands/ Andrew Tahisi. Solomon Islands, February 2021 – More than 100 landholding groups’ representatives including 60 women leaders from three provinces – Guadalcanal, Malaita and Western Provinces will participate in a series of consultation and awareness programs to learn how to make customary land available and accessible for the future...

Inclusive Democracy: Women in Politics

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The full participation of women in political life is not only a guarantee of their human rights, but an essential requirement to reach peaceful and prosperous societies . Gender equality does not merely strengthen democracy. Without gender equality, there is no real democracy. Michelle Bachelet, the former President of Chile and the current UN High Commissioner...

Press release: Market Vendor Associations to undergo Leadership and Good Governance Training

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

More than 40 Market Vendor Association (MVA) representatives will undergo leadership and good governance training in Honiara, Auki and Gizo markets in Solomon Islands from August to November.

Promoting women leaders in Timor-Leste as elections approach

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Women’s groups in the National Parliament and civil society are jointly pushing to enhance women’s political leadership in Timor-Leste by supporting female candidates in the upcoming village and national-level elections. A Strategic Framework 2016-2021 to mobilize female voters and candidates was launched on 11 October by the Women’s Caucus of the National Parliament and ‘100% Hau Prontu’ (I am ready) movement of 15 local and...

Denmark pledges half million dollars to support UN Women’s Works in Nepal

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Government of Denmark and UN Women signed an agreement for Danish grant assistance of USD560,600 for supporting the work of ending violence against women and engendering national budgeting and policies for women in Nepal.

Press release: Danish support to UN Women in Nepal

Monday, May 5, 2014

On May 1st, 2014, the Embassy of Denmark signed an agreement with UN Women in Nepal for grant assistance of DKK 3 Mio., equivalent to NPR 54,000,000, for supporting the implementation of the strategy and annual plan of UN Women in Nepal.

Bhutan continues efforts on taking gender forward

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The United Nations in Bhutan supported a workshop to integrate gender responsive budgets and plans into Bhutan’s 11th Five Year Plan. Organized as a response to a request by the Royal Government of Bhutan, this is the first such in-depth training conducted in Bhutan to guide the government to ensure that its planning and budgeting processes respond to the needs of women.

Record Number of Women Candidates in Vanuatu Elections

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The public campaigns came to a stop at mid night on Saturday after two weeks of aggressive campaigning which saw both men and woman candidates and their supporters driving through the streets of Port Vila with loud speakers calling out for support, holding rallies around the country, posters and banners covered every public notice boards while the media exploded with election promises.

UN Women and IOM conduct migration law workshop across UN family first time in Viet Nam

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

HA NOI, 5 July 2012 – UN Women with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Viet Nam jointly organized two capacity building workshops on international migration law and international human rights instruments with key government counterparts and UN agencies to promote UN Women’s central role working collaboratively to ensure a more coherent UN system response to advance gender equality.

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