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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
This new report presents a clarion opportunity to champion improved, gender-responsive social protections and to ensure meaningful participation of women to identify solutions to acute and chronic challenges that leave no one behind. NEW YORK -...
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Friday, May 20, 2022
The inclusivity of women in politics and decision-making is steadily rising across Africa. This could be the last frontier for sustainable development in Africa. Africa has enormous potential to grow if it can take advantage of the untapped power...
Access to justice for women and girls: UNDP and UN Women launch the Gender Justice Platform
Friday, March 11, 2022
On International Women’s Day, UNDP and UN Women launched the Gender Justice Platform to leverage their partnership on gender justice. Since 2020, UN Women and UNDP have joined together to enable access to justice for 42,000 individuals. In 14...
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Tuesday, March 08, 2022
By Ashim Steiner The world wants an end to the tremendous human suffering in Ukraine, with millions of Ukrainians displaced by the conflict. The situation jeopardizes the safety of all Ukrainians and, as with other conflicts in other parts of the...
LAUNCH OF THE FIRST WOMEN LEADERS’ DIALOGUE IN CENTRAL ASIA
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan -- A prominent group of women leaders representing the Central Asian states and the United Nations launched a new platform, the Central Asian Women Leaders’ Caucus, today to support women in the region to attain a more...
Friday, November 06, 2020
A few days ago, Chile held a historical plebiscite to decide whether the country should draft a new constitution, and through which mechanism; a fully elected constitutional convention, with gender parity, or a mixed convention integrated by current...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Identifying obstacles and focusing on long-term solutions to propose strategies for equal representation Former minister Dasho Dorji Choden, the first female minister, addresses the challenges Bhutanese women politicians face before her fellow...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
New York — UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors American actor Connie Britton, Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Nigerian musician Yemi Alade participated this week in thought-provoking conversations organized by the SDG Action Zone - an innovative space...
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Most of the world’s nations are not doing enough to protect women and girls from the economic and social fallout being caused by the COVID-19 crisis, according to new data released today by UNDP and UN Women from the COVID-19 Global Gender Response...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) today signed a new Cooperation Agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a project boost women’s representation and participation in Ukraine’s decentralized local...
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Twenty-five years after the landmark Beijing women’s conference, politics remains overwhelmingly the domain of men. Today, women are not even a quarter of all elected politicians in the world. At this rate, it will take a century to close the gender...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Much has already changed for women since the protests: laws restricting freedom of dress, movement and work were repealed, and female genital mutilation was criminalized. The transitional constitution guarantees 40 per cent representation in the...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
In December 2017 Bloomberg made headlines when it published a report that suggested inclusive teams made better decisions up to 87 percent of the time. The report also noted that having more inclusive decision-making led to swifter decisions. Recent...
Monday, June 22, 2020
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji has launched a new webinar series, to highlight and promote parliamentary innovation and response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Since the global outbreak of COVID-19,...
Friday, March 27, 2020
The presence of women in parliaments across the Caucasus and Central Asia has risen in the last 25 years, albeit slowly: in most countries in the region, between 15 and 25 percent of their MPs are women. That is the conclusion of a newly released...
Friday, March 06, 2020
Almost 90% of people are biased against women, according to a new index that highlights the “shocking” extent of the global backlash towards gender equality. Despite progress in closing the equality gap, 91% of men and 86% of women hold at least one...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s remarks to the Security Council on the joint mission with the African Union to the Horn of Africa: I would like to congratulate the United Kingdom on assuming the Presidency of the Security...
Friday, November 01, 2019
Pakistan ranks second lowest in the world for gender equality, placing at number 148 out of 149 countries. The nation ranked 146 in economic participation and opportunity and 97th in political empowerment. In an effort to work towards greater female...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Policies from Rwanda, Estonia, Scotland, Nepal, South Africa, Europe, Los Angeles and Senegal are this year’s winners of the ‘Oscar for best policies’ Eight inspiring and impactful laws and policies aimed at empowering young people to build a fair...
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
The Network of Arab Women in Elections was launched Saturday in Tunis as part of a joint initiative involving the Arab Organisation for Electoral Management Bodies (ArabEMBs), the UNDP Regional Electoral Support Project and the International...
Friday, August 30, 2019
Across the world, people are making efforts to increase the number of women in government in order to reduce gender disparities and help ensure that the voices and concerns of women are heard. UNDP has been working in Myanmar since 2016 after a 2015...
Friday, March 29, 2019
Nadi, Fiji – The inaugural Pacific Women in Power Forum which ended on Wednesday, 27 March has confirmed the need for an ongoing Pacific regional network of women Members of Parliament, which aims to encourage more women to enter politics and...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Women and girls are impatient for change, and it’s easy to understand why.   Women still earn only 77 cents for every dollar men earn for the same work.   At least 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation.  ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
A practical workshop on public speaking was conducted within the framework of the 8th Annual Conference on Women and Leadership convened between October 22 and 25 in Kuwait City.\ The training is part of a 2-year project to accelerate the...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Daw Saw Yee and Daw Ohn Shwe have many things in common, but until recently their paths had not crossed. Both in their 50s, their communities elected the two women as village tract administrators in January 2018 during the third local elections to...

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