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Friday, November 18, 2016
UN ESCWA and UN Women Join Hands to Discuss Regional Accountability Tool for Achieving Gender Equality in Public Institutions
Government representatives and officials from the National Women Machineries (NWMs) in the Member States of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) today adopted a unified Arab framework to measure accountability...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Unpacking Gender: The Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan
With no political solution on the horizon to end the conflict in Syria, it is clear that humanitarian agencies must continue to prepare for a protracted conflict. In late 2013, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) undertook an extensive literature...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
UN Reviews Turkey's Compliance with CEDAW
Turkey’s performance in implementing the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was reviewed by a United Nations committee on July 13, as a Turkish delegation provided official figures and answered the...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN campaign highlights unsung work of women in Middle East peace-building
The Guardian has published an article on UN’s campaign to highlight the role of women in peace-building and conflict resolution– hoping that their largely unsung work in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Palestine will inspire others. A series of five...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
UN Women's Executive Director vows to tackle laws blocking women's economic progress
The Guardian has published an article on the views of UN Women’s Executive Director about changing laws blocking women’s economic progress. A global action plan to empower women economically by 2030 will focus on six areas, including addressing...
Monday, March 21, 2016
UN Radio interview : Minister says women face "rough political arena" in Botswana
The Minister of Labour and Home Affairs of Botswana, Mr Edwin Batshu gave an audio interview to the UN Radio during the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on gender equality and the struggles facing women representation at all...
Friday, March 11, 2016
UN Report dennounces severe violations of Human Rights in South Sudan, affecting particularly women
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights has just published a new report on the serious situation affecting human rights in South Sudan. The report describes a multitude of horrendous human rights violations, including a...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Upcoming National Gender Policy in Somalia
"The Government is committed to developing a framework for integrating a gender perspective in all policy and programmes" said Minister of Women and Human Rights Development of the Federal government, Mrs Sahra Mohamed Ali. She also added that the...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Upcoming events related to UN Women's flagship report 'Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016'
Within the framework of UN Women’s flagship report ‘Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016. Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights’ (full document accessible here), UN Women is organizing jointly with NYU and CUNY a series of events. The first...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
UN Women's HeForShe Initiative on European Tour
UN Women’s initiative ‘HeForShe’, initiated on September 2014, is currently on tour all over Europe, and today’s stop is the London School of Economics. Everyone can follow the live event here. HeForShe is UN Women’s initiative to engage men and...
Friday, July 18, 2014
UN Women Executive Director's Message for Mandela Day, 18 July 2014
18 July is Nelson Mandela’s birthday. It is also the first ‘Mandela Day’ to be marked since we lost him after a long illness. Mandela Day is an opportunity for each of us to bring the best out of ourselves by taking some form of action in solidarity...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri meets with key ministers during visit to India
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri yesterday met with key ministers of the new Government in India whose efforts will be crucial to the progress of the country’s women and girls – who represent over 18 per cent of the world’s women. In...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
UN Women seeks youth nominations for its global and regional Civil Society Advisory Groups
UN Women is issuing a global call for nominations to enlist two new members as youth representatives on its Global Civil Society Advisory Group (GCSAG). In 2012, UN Women established the GCSAG as a consultative forum and a platform for regular...
Marta Vieira da Silva, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
Sunday, July 06, 2014
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Marta Vieira da Silva Plays for Gender Equality
Marta knows what it is like to be the only woman on the team. In 2007, Marta Vieira da Silva played in UNDP's Match against Poverty in Morocco, where she became the first woman in history to play in an internationally sanctioned men's football match...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
UN Women Unveils Beijing+20 Campaign In New York City
At the historic Apollo Theatre in New York, UN Women on Thursday launched a year-long campaign to spark global dialogue and actions on women’s rights and gender equality. The Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it! campaign...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Understanding and Measuring Women's Economic Empowerment Definition, Framework and Indicators
Economically empowering women is essential both to realize women’s rights and to achieve broader development goals such as economic growth, poverty reduction, health, education and welfare. But women’s economic empowerment is a multifaceted concept...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
UNDP Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017 - The Future We Want: Rights and Empowerment
Gender equality and the empowerment of women are at the heart of UNDP's development mandate. First and foremost, gender equality is a matter of human rights. It is also a driver of development progress. Unless women and girls are able to fully...

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