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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 with others, to be of service, and to inspire...
July 17, 2014
Ready for the lists, say Uruguayan women
“Recently, Uruguay has made headlines around the world by passing laws and measures considered progressive. However, on some basic issues we are still a long way from the headlines. We are more likely in the sidebars,” starts the ad starring well-known Uruguayan actor and journalist Christian Font...
July 16, 2014
Women leaders and their path to leadership and decision-making positions
The motivations for women to assume leadership and decision-making positions in business and in the economy are varied. In general, a woman’s path to leadership can be anything but linear. Women have first to overcome discrimination and stereotypes, limited access to networks, capital, productive...
July 15, 2014
Ready for the lists, say Uruguayan women
A new series of commercials featuring public figures, as well as workshops and support for women politicians from all parties, and a project to broaden the current quota law are all stimulating the participation of women in decision-making in Uruguay.  We invite our users to read the full article...
July 9, 2014
Global Forum on Women in Parliaments in Rwanda
The Global Forum convened by Women in Parliaments (WIP) in Kigali, and co-organized by UN Women, was held from 1 to 3 July 2014. The meeting brought together 200 women leaders from 51 different countries who addressed issues of peace, reconciliation and security, goals for the post-2015 agenda and...
July 8, 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 her meeting with Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, India’s...
July 6, 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 dialogue with civil society. The Group is constituted...
Michelle Bachelet
July 1, 2014
Once we make this dream a reality…
Michelle Bachelet was sworn-in for a second term as President of Chile in March 2014. Previously, she was the first Executive Director of UN Women, from its inception in 2010 until March 2013. A longstanding women’s rights advocate, she has promoted gender equality and empowerment of women...
June 27, 2014
Calling on global citizens, UN Women unveils Beijing+20 campaign in New York City
At the historic Apollo Theatre in New York, UN Women yesterday 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! campaigncommemorates the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on...