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June 30, 2016
Tunisia moves closer to achieving gender equality in politics
Tunisia’s Parliament has approved an amendment ensuring that women have greater representation in local politics. This amendment, which applies to both municipal and regional elections, includes a proposal for “horizontal and vertical” gender parity in Article 49 of the electoral law. Horizontal...
June 24, 2016
Statement by UN Women's Executive Director on the agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC
Yesterday’s agreement between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) marks a definite step on the road to peace. It is an occasion to be hopeful for the future and to strengthen our resolve to support this exemplary peace process. As United Nations...
June 23, 2016
Moldova takes historic step to promote gender equality in politics
New law mandates minimum 40 per cent women in cabinet and party lists, gives men 14 days paid paternity leave, and prohibits sexist ads and language in media. The Parliament of Moldova recently adopted a new law that, for the first time, introduces gender quotas for party list candidates and...
June 6, 2016
Expert’s take: Leveraging leadership among Syrian women—a strong constituency for peace
Syria, once a cradle of civilization, a country known for its rich history, the kindness and hospitality of its people and unmistaken beauty, continues to be blighted by violent conflict and terrorism. The brutal conflict, now in its fifth year, has taken its’ toll on the Syrian people. Almost half...
June 1, 2016
UN Women debuts "We Are Here" documentary series
UN Women Regional Office for Arab States announced on 18 May 2016 the debut and release of a six-part documentary series under the title of “We Are Here” highlighting the political, social, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution work of women living in challenging environments across the Arab...
May 24, 2016
Role of Jordanian women in peacekeeping missions lauded
The Jordanian coalition on UN Resolution 1325 on Monday highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts in reactivating the decision that focuses on women, peace and security in light of the violent conflicts in the region. During a meeting with the press at the Kempinski Hotel in Amman, coalition members...
March 18, 2016
Youth leaders gather for the first Youth Forum at the CSW
On March 11 and 12, 2016, the first ever Youth Forum at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was held in New York. Organized by UN Women, YWCA, the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality and partners, the two-day forum gathered over 300...
March 17, 2016
Ban Ki-moon points finger at nations with no women in parliament and cabinet
“I take this opportunity as Secretary-General of the United Nations to make a personal appeal: I urge action by all those leaders of countries where not even a single woman is in the parliament or cabinet to end this injustice. There are still countries in the world where not a single woman is...
March 17, 2016
High-level panel on women's economic empowerment holds its inaugural meeting during CSW60
The High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment held its inaugural meeting on March 15, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in the margins of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said at the occasion...