11/13/2013
How can women contribute to a new model of sustainable development? Should the demands for equal rights and opportunities go beyond the prevailing growth model? These are some of the questions the ...
11/11/2013
Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka met with women leaders in Mali, listening as women asked for action to protect women’s rights and train security officers. Pledging robust support from UN Women, she made a strong...
11/10/2013
A series of ads in which misogynistic Google autocomplete searches were superimposed over women's mouths became an Internet sensation last month, and the campaign from international advocacy group UN...
11/7/2013
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,...
11/6/2013
“Women do not represent women in my country. They represent the voices of the men, the families that surround them, and their political party: but not women. They are not feminists,” according to...
10/24/2013
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...
10/24/2013
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...
10/18/2013
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.
10/18/2013
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...
10/18/2013
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...
10/17/2013
Even though Kyrgyzstan has had a female president and women hold 23 percent of the seats in its 120-member parliament, women are still struggling to carve out leadership roles in the legislature and...
10/17/2013
Remarks of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, at the UN Broadband Commission Working Group on Gender, New York, 20 September 2013. We invite our users to read the complete speech...
10/15/2013
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...
10/11/2013
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT TRAININGS OF WOMEN AND YOUTH ON PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN SOUTH SUDAN Location : Juba/Home based, SOUTH SUDAN Application Deadline : 18-Oct-13...
10/9/2013
Manila –In support of anti-corruption initiatives of the Government of the Philippines, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners hosted a forum today aimed at promoting...
10/9/2013
The newly appointed Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will visit Malawi from 6 to 9 October, on her first official country mission. She will...
10/8/2013
With 45 million members, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has powerful influence on Ethiopian society. UN Women forged an initiative with the Church in two districts, Woldia and Kobo, in the northern...
10/8/2013
Against the backdrop of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, UN Women in partnership with the Government of Canada today launched the Global Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic...
10/8/2013
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...
9/25/2013
In 2011 the National Democracy Institute (NDI) released Democracy and the Challenge of Change: A Guide to Increasing Women's Political Participation, a guide for democracy practitioners to help them...
9/19/2013
Some say history repeats itself. In 2004, UNDP issued what I believe is one of the best of its global Human Development Reports, Managing Cultural Diversity. The report argued that managing cultural...
9/18/2013
Women's representation in parliaments is most likely to increase where there is some sort of system of quotas, an analysis of international elections held last year shows.
9/17/2013
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  
9/11/2013
Geneva, 11 September 2013 – Countries around the world are too often stifling political opposition instead of embracing it as a tangible and natural sign of a healthy democracy, says the Inter-...
9/10/2013
A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner,...