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Friday, March 21, 2014
Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
UN Women welcomes the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The agreement represents a milestone towards a transformative global development agenda that puts the empowerment of women and girls at its centre. Member...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Jordan joins COMMIT initiative, also signs MoU with UN Women
Under the patronage of His Excellency Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and in the presence of UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Jordanian Government today joined UN Women’s COMMIT initiative by announcing its commitment to...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Women of Latin America build bridges, changing status quo in politics
In Honduras and El Salvador, a spotlight on efforts towards addressing electoral challenges through trainings for candidates.  We women represent the majority of the population. To contemplate a situation in which the majority of the population is...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Timeline: Gender Equality, 2013 Year in Review
From the adoption of an historic agreement to end violence against women to a viral campaign exposing the scope of sexism online, this year's timeline captures select gender equality achievements that have grabbed international headlines and spurred...
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...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cameroon elections catapult women, more than doubling their representation in the National Assembly
In Cameroon, defenders of gender equality and the empowerment of women today have a reason to celebrate. This follows the announcement of the results of the legislative elections held on 30 September 2013. The results of the elections, announced...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Women's Empowerment Builds International Peace and Security, by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
When war erupts, women are often the first to experience the harsh brutality and the last to be called to the peace table. A resolution adopted today by the UN Security Council moves us one step closer to the full participation of women as leaders...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Women’s leadership is central to peacebuilding: UN Women Executive Director
Statement of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Security Council Open Debate on women, peace and security, 18 October 2013, in New York.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Women, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice
The legacy of conflict-related violence endures long after a peace agreement is signed. In too many cases, violence and insecurity continue or even increase for women, facilitated by large-scale impunity, the absence of effective justice systems and...
Friday, October 18, 2013
UN Security Council adopts new resolution, urges women’s full inclusion in peace talks and transitional justice
The UN Security Council today demonstrated renewed determination to put women’s leadership at the centre of all efforts to resolve conflict and promote peace. By unanimous vote, the Council adopted a resolution that sets in place stronger measures...
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...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Women's inclusion in peace process critical for successful transition in Afghanistan
UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra speaks at an International Conference on Women, Peace and Security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kabul, on 5 October 2013 "Afghanistan is at the latest of many critical junctures. A successful...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
UN Women condemns intimidation and targeted killings of Afghan female government officials and public figures and calls for justice
UN Women condemns intimidation and targeted killings of Afghan female government officials and public figures and calls for justice   Date: 16 September 2013 Author(s): Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka   UN Women condemns the intimidation and targeted...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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...
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
Message by UN Women Acting Head on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, UN Women calls for the promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous women and girls.  Despite indigenous peoples’ extensive contributions to society, their communities...
Monday, July 29, 2013
UN WOMEN seeking Policy Specialist (Gender Responsive Peacebuilding)
Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Application Deadline : 09-Aug-13 Type of Contract : FTA International Post Level : P-3 Languages Required :   REFER A FRIEND  APPLY NOW Background UN Women, grounded in the vision...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Malian women press for peaceful, fair elections
“Women's organizations have been powerless in the face of everything our sisters have suffered. We are now in a process of national reform; I think that this should be done in a participative, inclusive manner that motivates us to become involved...