Gender equality reaffirmed as a key driver of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
At the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region, gender equality and women’s empowerment were recognized as key drivers of the 2030 Agenda. Learn more
International community calls for equal pay for work of equal value
UN Women and partners launched the Equal Pay International Coalition in the Europe and Central Asia region. Learn more
In the words of Ljiljana Gusic: “Rural women have great potential which need to be channeled well”
Ljiljana Gusic is a vocal advocate for rural women’s rights in Serbia. Supported by UN Women, her association has been promoting rural women’s access to resources and employment opportunities. Learn more
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.
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
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
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
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
- The largest network of lesbian activists in the region call for greater equality and inclusion
- In the words of Ljiljana Gusic: “Rural women have great potential which need to be channeled well”
- Press Release: UN Women launches a new initiative to promote gender-responsive policies and budgets in the Republic of North Macedonia
- Gender equality reaffirmed as a key driver of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- International community calls for equal pay for work of equal value at high-level Regional Forum
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 ”
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