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UN Women
Dec 13, 2017

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri among top diplomats to receive the Power of One award
Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri was among top six diplomats and luminaries to receive the inaugural Diwali 'Power of One' award at an award ceremony held at the UN Headquarters on 11 December.

UN Women
Dec 12, 2017

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director inaugurates programme office in Bahrain during the 16 Days of Activism
During the 16 Days of Activism, Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka undertook her first visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

UN Women
Dec 12, 2017

Acceptance remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director for the ‘Power of One' Award from the Diwali Foundation USA
I do believe in the ‘Power of One'', in each of us being a lamp to illuminate and transform the world through the power of ideas and knowledge, advocacy and movement building, setting of global standards and values to realize the ideals of the United Nations and the Perfect World we all dream of, want and deserve. The ‘Power of One'' is about not giving-up ever.

UN Women
Dec 12, 2017

Press release: UN Initiative to boost resilience of women and youth in the Sahel through climate-smart agriculture launched at One Planet Summit
A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, was launched today at the One Planet Summit. The launch coincides with a gathering of world leaders in the French capital to mark the anniversary of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement.

UN Women
Dec 11, 2017

Powering up women's income in the Ivory Coast through climate-smart shea butter production
By investing in the shea sector, the UN Women-Government of Côte d'Ivoire programme has provided a climate-smart solution to reducing deforestation, while bolstering rural women''s economic empowerment.

UN Women
Dec 10, 2017

Executive Director's blog series: Sexual violence in conflict
Part 15 in a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

UN Women
Dec 08, 2017

Joint Statement - ‘Freedom from fear': Ending violence against women
In a joint statement for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017, the Executive Directors of UNFPA and UN Women, and the Administrator of UNDP stated: On this Human Rights Day, the last day in the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we repeat the deep connections between freedom from fear, freedom from want and ending gender-based violence, and we say: It is time to turn the tide of violence against women and end it.  

UN Women
Dec 08, 2017

Joint Statement - ‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women
In a joint statement for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017, the Executive Directors of UNFPA and UN Women, and the Administrator of UNDP stated: On this Human Rights Day, the last day in the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we repeat the deep connections between freedom from fear, freedom from want and ending gender-based violence, and we say: It is time to turn the tide of violence against women and end it.  

UN Women
Dec 08, 2017

Executive Director’s blog series: Violence against LGBTI persons
Part fourteen in a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.A 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

UN Women
Dec 08, 2017

Executive Director's blog series: Violence against LGBTI persons
Part fourteen in a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.A 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

UN Women
Dec 07, 2017

From where I stand: Leaving no one behind in Barbuda
As the hurricane season ends in the Caribbean, and three months since Hurricane Irma caused the entire island of Barbuda to evacuate, Farmala Jacobs, Acting Executive Director of the Directorate of Gender Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda says the devastating hurricanes across the Caribbean this year show that we can no longer afford to leave anyone behind, and most certainly not women and girls.

UN Women
Dec 07, 2017

Executive Director’s blog series: Violence against women in rural communities
The thirteenth part in a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

UN Women
Dec 07, 2017

Executive Director's blog series: Violence against women in rural communities
The thirteenth part in a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

UN Women
Dec 06, 2017

Executive Director’s blog series: Cyberviolence
The twelfth part in a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

UN Women
Dec 06, 2017

Executive Director's blog series: Cyberviolence
The twelfth part in a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

UN Women
Dec 06, 2017

Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director at the Women's Economic Empowerment Global Summit
'What would the world look like in 2030 if it lived up to our expectations? Violence against women will be something that is not a norm, but an outlier. Mainstream society would not tolerate gender-based violence, would not tolerate domestic violence, would not tolerate trafficking. Everywhere we would have mechanisms to make sure that these practices do not thrive.' - Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director at the Women''s Economic Empowerment Global Summit

UN Women
Dec 06, 2017

Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit
'What would the world look like in 2030 if it lived up to our expectations? Violence against women will be something that is not a norm, but an outlier. Mainstream society would not tolerate gender-based violence, would not tolerate domestic violence, would not tolerate trafficking. Everywhere we would have mechanisms to make sure that these practices do not thrive.' - Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit

UN Women
Dec 06, 2017

Remarks by UN Women Executive Director on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism in Bahrain
Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in Bahrain.

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