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Thursday, January 15, 2015
UN Women: Knowledge management specialist (network facilitator, iKNOW politics)
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
UN Undersecretary-General Praises Iran for Achievements in Women Affairs
“Iran can be introduced as the role model of women education to the world, given its achievements in this field,” Mlambo, also Executive Director of UN-Women, said in a meeting with Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht...
Monday, March 10, 2014
UNDP Africa head at the Commission on the Status of Women 2014
As we are approaching the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and negotiating the Post-2015 Agenda, there is no other sub-region that better confirms that gender equality and women’s empowerment are a prerequisite, a means, and an...
Thursday, November 07, 2013
UN Women Executive Director to stress urgent need for protection of women and girls in emergencies and women’s empowerment and full participation
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will meet with key stakeholders and attend a series of high-level conferences during a week-long mission to London and Oslo from 11-15 November, 2013, on her first visit to Europe since her...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
UN Women Executive Director meets with President of Dominican Republic to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality
During her visit to the Dominican Republic, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka met with President Danilo Medina to discuss national efforts to empower women. They further discussed the presence of UN Women in the country, where the...
Sunday, October 13, 2013
UN Ranks Nigeria Low In Gender Inclusion
The Country Director of the United Nations Women, Dr Grace Ongile has challenged the Nigerian government to ensure gender mainstreaming at all levels. Doctor Ongile at a meeting in Abuja pointed out that Nigeria has one of the worst cases of gender...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
UN Women Executive Director to visit Malawi on first official country mission
The newly appointed Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will visit Malawi from 6 to 9 October, on her first official country mission. She will reinforce UN Women’s support to Malawi in advancing gender...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific reveals why some men use violence against women and girls
A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Ulasi: The last woman standing, Nigeria
It was just fifteen years ago that one woman dazzled the Anambra political establishment to its foundations. Mrs. Joy Emodi, the young, beautiful and articulate lawyer who had won recognition on account of her political prowess was set to upturn the...
Monday, August 19, 2013
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka sworn in today
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka took the oath of office as the Executive Director of UN Women during a ceremony today at UN Headquarters presided over by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. She is the second Executive Director of the organization created in...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark talks about women leadership at TEDx
 Watch Helen Clark's -UNDP administrator- speech on women leadership at TEDX by clicking here. Clark is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – the first woman to lead the organization – and Chair of the United Nations...
Monday, July 29, 2013
UMass Boston Appoints New Leader of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, USA
Ann Bookman, a nationally known researcher and social policy expert on women's issues, work-family balance and community engagement, has been named director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP)of the McCormack Graduate...