New Executive Director for UN Women meets with civil society members in New York and pledges close collaboration

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New Executive Director for UN Women meets with civil society members in New York and pledges close collaboration

 

Just seven days after having been sworn into office, the new Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, welcomed civil society representatives based in New York at UN Women Headquarters and pledged strong collaboration. She acknowledged the key role of civil society in making progress for human rights, in ensuring a successful outcome at the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, as witnessed in the agreement to end and prevent violence against women and girls, and in pushing for the creation of UN Women.

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka meets with civil society partners based in New York. This is the first of many meetings that the Executive Director will have with civil society organizations and women's groups. It took place during her second week in office, highlighting the priority she gives to this important constituency.

We invite you to read the full article published August 28, 2013 by our partner, UN Women

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