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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
UN Women Executive Director's Message for Beijing+20 Campaign Launch
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka launches the Beijing+20 Campaign.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
UN Women Celebrates Beijing+20 Campaign Launch at New York's Apollo Theater
UN Women launches the year-long campaign, "Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!" to spark global dialogue and actions on women's right and gender equality at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Video of UN Women Celebrates...
Wednesday, October 01, 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...
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...
UNSCR 1325
Thursday, May 29, 2014
UNSCR 1325
What are the main challenges to implementing UNSCR 1325? And what recommendations can be made to strengthen the implementation of UNSCR 1325?
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Unseeing Eyes: Media Coverage and Gender in Latin American Elections
In a society where mass media is the main venue for political information and electoral competition, limited visibility during a campaign can be challenging to a candidate and limit the possibilities of being elected. This study covers five...
Friday, April 11, 2014
UN Security Resolution 1325
The Security Council adopted resolution (S/RES/1325) on women and peace and security on 31 October 2000. The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building,...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
UNDP Viet Nam launched a new publication "Mentoring in Viet Nam – An effective capacity building approach for women leaders"
The purpose of this booklet is to support the Vietnamese partners of the UNDP and Ministry of Foreign Affair’s project Women’s Leadership by providing information and guidance on an effective approach to build the capacity of potential women leaders...
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...
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...
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
UN Women launched a Constitutional Database
UN Women launched a Constitutional Database (http://constitutions.unwomen.org) which for the first time examines constitutions through a gender lens, mapping the principles and rules which guarantee, deny, or protect the rights of women and girls...
Friday, December 13, 2013
UN Women launches first-ever database mapping gender provisions in constitutions worldwide
 UN Women launches first-ever database mapping gender provisions in constitutions worldwide Global mapping covers 195 constitutions across five regions, in English and original languages (New York, 13 December) UN Women today launched a...

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