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Ethnic minorities contribute to review of historic women’s rights

Friday, July 12, 2019

[Press release] Today, the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) and UN Women held a consultation workshop in support of Viet Nam’s review of the report on the 25-year implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and invited ethnic minorities to share their perspective. The Beijing Platform for Action is one of the world’s most comprehensive documents on women’s rights and empowerment. The workshop was funded by Irish Aid Viet Nam.

UN Women promotes use of gender statistics for sustainable development in Cambodia

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Members of civil society groups and of the Government are now better able to produce and use statistics to advance women’s rights, thanks to trainings organized by UN Women. A total of about 90 people participated in the trainings, held on 25 October for civil society groups and on 26 October for high-level Government officials. Jessica Gardner, the UN Women consultant who led the trainings, said she hoped that all groups would give...

Reaching all communities and sustaining achievements for all communities in Rakhine State remain priorities for Japan-UN Partnership

Monday, October 22, 2018

Marking the mid-term of the implementation of joint humanitarian and development projects aimed at benefitting all communities in Rakhine State, the Government of Japan and seven UN Agencies namely IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNWOMEN and WFP, confirmed that the partnership, under the humanitarian-development nexus, has enabled the provision of substantial and vital support in Rakhine State including crisis affected areas. An agreement totaling 2.2 billion Yen (USD...

At this year’s HLPF, let’s not forget that gender equality is central to achieving all the goals

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The transformation to sustainable and resilient societies can only happen when every woman and girl is afforded the same rights and opportunities as men and boys. But, across countries, the reality is one of deeply rooted gender bias, which compromises the principle of equality and human progress through dignity and respect for our planet, which are the bedrock of sustainable development. As UN Women’s recent report “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030...

Infographic: Why gender equality matters to achieving all 17 SDGs

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

“Turning promises into action” is UN Women’s global report on gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development . It makes an urgent call to step up efforts to end discrimination against women and girls everywhere. This infographic puts a spotlight on where the global community stands on gender equality under each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and ends with a call to action on ways to make women and girls count...

A Call for Action to Leave No-One Behind, Including People with Disabilities

Friday, December 23, 2016

Under the theme ‘Achieving 17 Goals for the future we want’, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was commemorated on 2 and 3 December 2016 as part of the 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-Based Violence. This year’s theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. On 2 December, UN Women together with the UN...

UN Women Deputy Representative participates in the SDGs Roadshow in Nepalgunj

Monday, October 31, 2016

UN Women Deputy Representative Gitanjali Singh was in Nepalgunj today to participate in the SDGs Roadshow organized by the UN Country team in Nepal on the occasion of the 71st UN Day to raise awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, adopted unanimously by 193 Heads of State and other top leaders at a summit in New York in September 2015, calls on all countries in the world to...

First SDG Road Show in Nepalgunj

Monday, October 31, 2016

As had been highlighted by previous speakers, the SDGs provide a universal, transformative road map to achieve sustainable development by “leaving no one behind”. This is an ambitious goal and we all have a role to play. No country has achieved gender equality. SDG 5 focuses on gender equality (GE) and...

Amidst rising extremism, women’s role in peace and recovery remains hampered and underutilized

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

In an unprecedented move, the United Nations Security Council will tomorrow conduct an all-day Open Debate in commemoration of resolution 1325 on women, peace and security presided by a Head of Government or State, with Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy chairing the 13 October proceedings. The historic review is timely, coming at a moment when the world is grappling with rising violent extremism that places the subordination of women at the centre of the ideology and...

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.

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