UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Europe and Central Asia

Highlights
Highlights
Regional Forum 360x
Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region

The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region provided a platform to discuss concrete solutions on how to achieve the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants agreed that achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is integral to the achievement of the SDGs.
At the Forum, UN Women and partners launched the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) in the Europe and Central Asia region.

More

  • CSW63 WEB Banner_EN_142x

    In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women

    This year, the 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 – 22 March 2019. It will focus on the theme, “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”. More

  • IWD 2019_EN_Carousel highlight 142x

    International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

    The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place on 8 March, is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. The theme will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure. More

  • Highlight 142x78

    In Focus: Women and the SDGs

    Gender equality is a right. Fulfilling this right is the best chance we have in meeting some of the most pressing challenges of our time—from economic crisis and lack of health care, to climate change, violence against women and escalating conflicts. Check out new data, stories, videos and publications from Europe and Central Asia illustrating how and why gender equality matters across all the Sustainable Development Goals. More

  • Women’s Empowerment Principles

    Nearly 1,500 business leaders around the world have signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which help companies adopt policies and practices to realize women’s empowerment. As part of mobilizing follow-up action, UN Women collaborated with partners to develop two WEPs implementation tools, in Georgia and Turkey, to detail the gender dimensions of corporate sustainability. More

Featured publication

Awareness-Raising Among Refugee and Migrant Women on How to Access Justice ServicesAwareness-Raising Among Refugee and Migrant Women on How to Access Justice Services

This report highlights the main challenges that ‘by and for’ women’s organizations across the Western Balkans and Turkey face in incorporating an intersectional approach, as well as in monitoring and reporting on Istanbul Convention implementation, monitoring and reporting to the CEDAW, and engaging with the EU accession process.


“As we leave here, we are richer with ideas and new possibilities ”
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In her remarks at the closing of the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka emphasized the importance of taking forward the Agreed Conclusions to address the discrimination suffered by women and girls in every part of the world, whether because they are disabled, because of their sexuality, because they are human rights activists, or because of poverty. More

Video
Featured video
Defending the human rights of Roma women

In this video, Roma activist Manjola Veizi explains how she fights for Roma women’s rights and to prevent domestic violence and early, forced marriages.

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality