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Lakshmi Puri-Photo credit: United Nations Photo/Rick Bajornas
January 30, 2015
Women, Peace and Security: Seeking Synergy with the Reviews on Peace Operations and Peacebuilding
Speech by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri at a panel organized by the Netherlands on “Women Peace and Security: Seeking Synergy with the Reviews on Peace Operations and Peacebuilding,” 20 January 2015, New York. Excellencies,Distinguished panelists,Dear colleagues and friends,I...
Edelfriede Barbosa Almeida
January 19, 2015
The impact of Beijing: Gender equality as a political issue
Edelfride Barbosa Almeida is an economist and founding member of one of the first NGOs in Cabo Verde to promote gender equality, Morabi. She participated in the parallel forum of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held specifically for NGOs, in Huairou, China and is the current President of the...
January 15, 2015
UN Women: Knowledge management specialist (network facilitator, iKNOW politics)
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human...
From left to right, Gülden Türköz-Cosslett, of UN Women; ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Barcena; Chilean President Michelle Bachelet; and Alejandrina Germán, Chair of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo: Carlos Ver
November 20, 2014
Latin America and the Caribbean reaffirm commitment to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
After two days of rigorous and productive discussions during the Latin America and Caribbean Special Session on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, delegations from 21 countries unanimously reaffirmed the region’s commitment to the Platform for Action, and the goal to remove  barriers...
Emma Watson ONU Mujeres
September 16, 2014
On visit to Uruguay, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges women’s political participation
Photo-UN Women/Marco Grob On her first country visit as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, acclaimed British actor Emma Watson today highlighted the need for women’s political participation and leadership at all levels. Ms. Watson’s visit to Uruguay comes at an opportune moment as the country gears...
Radhika Coomaraswamy is the lead author of the Global Study on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325. Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten
September 9, 2014
Preparations for the 2015 High-level Review and Global Study
In 2000, the Security Council adopted the ground-breaking resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security — the first to link women’s experiences of conflict to the international peace and security agenda. It focused on the disproportionate impact  of conflict on women, and called for their engagement...
September 2, 2014
Nigeria: UN Women Launch Report, Training Manual On Affirmative Action
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has launched a report and training manual for building the capacity of stakeholders on Affirmative Action in the country. The manual titled: "Sociocultural Determinants of Voting Patterns in Nigeria - Reference to Women's...
International Youth Day 2014
August 11, 2014
Shaping the agenda, youth march forward
Photo-UN Women/Marco Dormino Today 1.8 billion adolescents make up the largest youth generation in history – and they are stirring nations and raising their voices! The challenges faced by young women and girls in particular are making headlines and spurring change around the world. As the UN...
July 30, 2014
Constitutional reform: Database review
Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Application Deadline : 22-Aug-14 Additional Category Democratic Governance Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : English   Starting Date :(date when the selected candidate is expected to start...