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Press release: Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York visits UN Trust Fund grantees in Serbia

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Princess Eugenie of York visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) in Belgrade, Serbia and was introduced to the work of organizations that are changing the lives of victims/survivors of trafficking in persons for the better. More

Statement: The invisible wounds to women and girls damage all of us

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Joint statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management More

The Government of Ukraine and UN Women stepping up partnership for advancement of gender equality in Ukraine

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Government of Ukraine and UN Women signed the Host Country Agreement, which elevates the status of UN Women to a Country Office in Ukraine. This will also allow to broaden and deepen the partnership on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Ukraine. More

Coverage: UN Women at the European Development Days

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

UN Women, with a delegation led by its Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, are taking part in the  European Development Days , Europe’s leading forum on international cooperation and development, from 5-6 June in Brussels. The event gathers every year more than 6,000 participants from over 140 countries. The overarching theme of the 12 edition of the forum will be "Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest". More

From Where I Stand: “It is our responsibility as a community to consider the needs of everyone”

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lilia Kulish is a school principal and a deputy at the local council in Mykolayivka, a small town of about 14,900 people (60% women) in conflict-affected Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. The school became a shelter for people trying to escape the conflict in the summer of 2014 when anti-government armed groups seized some parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine, prompting the Government to launch an anti-terrorist operation. As a deputy in the council, Kulish advocates for the inclusion of women in decision-making. More

Press Release: Sweden commits to further support for gender equality in Moldova in cooperation with UN Women

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Government of Sweden extended its financial support towards UN Women’s Strategic Note in Moldova for 2018-2020, to continue advancing gender equality and women’s rights in the country. This extended agreement of SEK 25,8 million (equivalent to USD 3,25 million) is Sweden’s second contribution to UN Women’s Strategic Note in Moldova More

Civil society supports women to live a life free of violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Through the country-level component of the Implementing Norms, Changing Minds regional programme, UN Women Bosnia and Herzegovina is partnering with a number of civil society organizations with the aim of ensuring that all women can live a life free of violence. For the next two years, these organizations will address the inequalities that lie at the intersection of gender and other factors such as age, disability, socioeconomic status, ethnicity and nationality. More

Take Five: “To end violence against women, an overall change in people’s mindsets is required”

Friday, December 15, 2017

The YADA Foundation was established in 2005 by a group of social scientists and project specialists with the goal of reducing the gap between ‘theory’ and ‘everyday reality’. The organization aims to produce knowledge about different aspects of everyday life and to convert this knowledge into sustainable and practical projects. Recently, YADA started working with UN Women to assess advocacy initiatives on ending violence against women and changing gender discriminatory social norms in the Western Balkans and Turkey – under the regional programme, Implementing Norms, Changing Minds. YADA’s Executive Director, Ayşe Pınar Gürer, explains their role in the programme and how advocacy can be instrumental to ending violence against women. More

Expert’s Take: Harnessing South-South and Triangular Cooperation to accelerate inclusive development

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A.H. Monjurul Kabir, Chief of Asia-Pacific & Least Developed Countries Section with UN Women HQ in New York, is currently leading UN Women’s global engagements and portfolio on South-South and Triangular Cooperation. During his 18-year career in this field, Mr. Kabir’s work has spanned shaping and influencing public policies, promoting institutional development, as well as working with and for vulnerable groups and marginalized communities in making development work for the poor. More

Scoring goals for gender equality at the Global Goals World Cup

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Balls were flying high and goals were scored for gender equality across the river from the United Nations, as the Global Goals World Cup took place on 19 September in Brooklyn, New York, to raise awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals More

UN Women Executive Director to visit Norway for annual consultations

Friday, May 19, 2017

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Oslo, Norway from 22 –23 May, for the annual consultations, which provide the opportunity to discuss the status of gender equality in Norway, as well as Norway’s contribution to achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide—a top priority that Norway and UN Women share. More

Take five: “Managing a company is about managing talents, there’s no place for discrimination”

Monday, February 27, 2017

Askar Baitassov, Chief Executive Officer of Kazakhstan’s AB Restaurants chain talks about why the company champions gender equality. AB Restaurants is the first company in Central Asia to sign on to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, which places gender equality at the heart of good business practices. Mr. Baitassov has also joined UN Women’s HeforShe campaign. More

Take five: “Globally, women now represent 50 per cent of the company’s board members”

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mustafa Seçkin, Vice-President, Unilever N. Africa, Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Ice Cream & Beverages Categories, talks about how the Women’s Empowerment Principles have shaped and improved work place culture and performance at Unilever Turkey. Recently, Unilever (global) also announced a partnership with UN Women to improve women’s safety in the tea industry More

Turkish business leaders say "Equality means business!"

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A UN Women-supported event launches the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Implementation Guide, which seeks a more prosperous future for Turkey by engaging companies to promote gender equality. More

Coverage: UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and UN Women Programme Division Director in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monday, October 24, 2016

UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Representative to Turkey Ingibjorg Gisladottir and UN Women Programme Division Director Maria Noel Vaeza visited Bosnia and Herzegovina from 11-13 October to join a UN Trust Fund on Ending Violence against Women Knowledge Exchange event in Sarajevo They met with representatives from the BiH government, civil society organizations and partners to discuss issues such as aligning BiH’s gender agenda with the Sustainable Development Goals, and visited and received feedback from UN Women beneficiaries. More

Coverage: UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and UN Women Chief of Staff in Albania

Monday, August 8, 2016

UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Representative to Turkey, Ingibjorg Gisladottir and UN Women Chief of Staff Khetsiwe Dlamini, visited Albania from 3 – 4 August, to meet with government representatives, civil society organizations, private sector leaders and other development partners. The discussions focused on issues such as economic empowerment and the implementation of the Gender Equality Facility in Albania, which supports the Government in the national adaptation of existing European Union (EU) legislations and directives on gender equality. More

Joint statement on the Memorandum of Understanding between the European Union and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Four years after the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2012, the European Union and UN Women recommitted to their partnership on 15 June with a joint statement signed at the European Commission by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica. More

At WHS, participants vow to put women and girls at centre of decision-making

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) drew to a close on 24 May, after two days of historic discussions among global leaders from 173 countries, focused on how to respond more effectively and inclusively to major humanitarian crises and be better prepared to meet future challenges. More

Panel stresses importance of gender-based budgeting in Turkmenistan

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A significant step, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consultation is one of the first initiatives of UN Women and its collaboration with the government and other agencies in Turkmenistan. More

Act now to end violence against women, says UN Women leader

Friday, December 11, 2015

On her first official visit to Turkey, UN Women Executive Director meets high-level government representatives, civil society, the private sector and media, calls on all stakeholders to act now to end violence against women and girls, and emphasises prevention, ending impunity for crimes, survivor services, and engaging men to stop violence against women. More

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