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The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has kick-started Beijing+20, a process to assess how far Member States and other stakeholders have come in implementing the commitments made at...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa as the new Executive Director of UN Women, the organization leading UN’s work on...
The data been compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 1st July 2013.189 countries are classified by descending order of the...
Egypt’s women have been at the heart of the vibrant civil society movement that continues to press for the rights of all Egyptians.
Their participation in public life and the inclusion of their...
On 3 July, the UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Programme (LEAP) organized the EU-funded workshop “Electoral Systems and Women’s Participation” in Beirut -where local candidates, activists and...
A useful workshop aimed at generating an understanding in the media of Haiti’s women’s quota was held on 13 June in Port au Prince.
The workshop was arranged jointly by International IDEA and the...
The European Union and UN Women signed an agreement today establishing a joint fund to support projects from civil society organizations that promote gender equality in Chile.
In a special initiative, UNDP Pakistan has prepared a series of profiles highlighting particularly dynamic women involved
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and UN Women have urged Afghan authorities to step up their efforts to ensure the full implementation of the law on the Elimination of...
Zameer Akhtar, 28, is participating in the electoral process for the very first time. Being a woman and living in a joint family in Pakistan, getting consent from her elders for her decision wasn’t...
The UKNC-UN Women London branch AGM took place on 16th April at the Houses of Parliament. There was a full house on the night with standing room only for Branch Committee members! It was very good to...
“As a woman of Zimbabwe, I personally wanted a Constitution that is fit for me,” said Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development and Member of Parliament, Jessie...
Following the announcement of her departure by Michelle Bachelet, founding Executive Director of UN Women, the UN Secretary-General has designated Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General and UN...
Speech by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women, at the High-level Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel, 9 April 2013, Brussels, Belgium
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IPU unanimously endorsed a statement on sexual violence at its 128th Assembly to signal its on-going commitment to tackling this scourge. Recent widely-reported cases have highlighted the urgency of...
Article by Alice Fookes, UK National Committee’s Education Programme Coordinator on her experience of the 57th session of the CSW.
In collaboration with the UNDP, UNWomen, Australian Aid and Norwegian Embassy, the National Rural Development Programme launched project which aimed at providing advance education to 250,000 voters...
NAIROBI, Kenya, 26 March 2013 / PRNewswire Africa / - The women's movement in Kenya, with support from UN Women and UNDP, set up a unique kind of election observer and response mechanism known as the...
Remarks by Rebeca Grynspan
UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator
“Applying democratic governance to achieve sustainable human development”
128th Assembly of the Inter-...
The IPU Assembly (formerly known as the Inter-Parliamentary Conference) is the principal statutory body that expresses the views of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on political issues.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to...
At the conclusion of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women welcomes the outcome of the meeting. The Agreed Conclusions are a testimony to the commitment of Member States...