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Kyrgyz and Tajik youth work together for peace and gender equality

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

After training at a summer camp, youth activists get busy promoting sustainable development, gender equality, natural resources management and peace on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border More

In the words of Alice Bouman Dentener “To make sustainable development a reality, we have to move from vision to action”

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Alice Bouman Dentener is based in The Hague, in the Netherlands and runs her consultancy company Diploria, which provides sustainable development solutions to a variety of clients from both governmental and non-governmental organizations. She recently moderated UN Women’s “Women Water Forum: Bridging Voices to Actions” and contributed to the outcome document ahead of the High-level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where she is a member of the International Steering Committee. More

Press Release: The Government of Tajikistan and international community spotlight women as key enablers in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

At today's high-level international meeting "Women Water Forum: Bridging Voices to Actions” preceding the ‘International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”', the Government of Tajikistan, together with the international community, including UN Women, the European Union, HRH Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite as well as representatives of the Brazilian and Australian Government, called for urgent action to ensure women’s and girls’ right to access clean water and sanitation and to participate in processes related to their effective management. More

From Where I Stand: “The voices of women and girls are completely absent in water management”

Monday, June 18, 2018

Dilera Mavlonova thought it was unfair that women and girls shouldered the responsibility of providing water for their homes in her village of Chek-Abad near the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border, often by travelling longs distances and carrying heavy loads. After receiving awareness-raising and advocacy skills from UN Women’s My Safe and Peaceful School course, she decided to take action in her community and raise awareness about the various issues faced by women and girls in providing water for their homes and the community. More

Press Release: Addressing the water needs of rural communities in Kyrgyzstan

Monday, June 18, 2018

A UN Women project, funded by the Government of Finland, improved access of 20,000 people, including 3,000 from vulnerable groups, to irrigation water in Kyrgyzstan More

UN Women launches its flagship global report on gender equality in the Sustainable Development agenda in Georgia

Thursday, May 31, 2018

On 30 May, UN Women launched the global UN Women flagship report Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Georgia. The report spotlights inequalities and challenges faced by women; identifies gaps and opportunities for gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 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

Press Release: Women’s economic empowerment is a pre-condition for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, say government and business leaders in Turkey

Friday, October 20, 2017

Organized by Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TURKONFED) in cooperation with UN Women and UNDP, the “Summit on the Role of Women in Sustainable Development Goals,” brought together the Turkish government and senior executives from different countries of the world in Istanbul to discuss the importance of positioning gender equality and women’s empowerment high on the agenda for sustainable development. More

From where I stand: “Changing the present, we are also changing the future”

Monday, October 9, 2017

Lamija Gutić is only 16 years old, and on her way to building technology solutions for a better world. An inspiration for many girls and women across the region, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, she talks about what the SDGs mean for her. More

Global Goals Week in Albania drives joint action to achieve the 2030 Agenda

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Global Goals Week in Albania brought together students, youth, local governments, civil society and businesses to raise awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to build partnerships to drive concrete action for achieving the new 2030 sustainable development agenda. 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 spotlights women and energy at EXPO 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

At EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan, UN Women’s booth showcases low-cost, sustainable projects that give women access to energy and train them in renewable technologies. More

Press release: UN Women highlights women’s role in the energy of the future during EXPO 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

UN Women will showcase its best solutions on women’s role to boost the world’s access to energy, while at the same time fighting climate change, at this year’s EXPO in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 10 June to 10 September 2017. More

World's Largest Lesson teaches Albania the ABCs of the SDGs

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

In a week of action, awareness-raising and accountability, Global Goals Week introduced Albanian kids to SDG 5, which aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. More

Ukraine holds national consultations to prioritise SDGs

Friday, September 2, 2016

At a UN Women-supported workshop, attendees agree that SDG 5 – achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls – should be among Ukraine’s priority SDGs. 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

From where I stand: Pelin Aslantaş

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pelin Aslantaş, 43, is the only female bus driver in the city of Edirne, in north-western Turkey. More

From where I stand: Surayo Mirzoyeva

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Surayo Mirzoyeva, 41, took part in a self-help group supported by the UN Women project “Empowering abandoned wives of migrant workers in Tajikistan,” which has provided more than 3,000 villagers in Fathobod, Tajikistan, with clean drinking water. More

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day is the first within the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are confidently asserted in that Agenda as intrinsic to progress. In her 2016 message, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: “Each one of us is needed—in our countries, communities, organizations, governments and in the United Nations—to ensure decisive, visible and measurable actions are taken under the banner: Planet 50-50: Step It Up for Gender Equality.” More

UN Women welcomes agreement on post-2015 development agenda

Friday, September 25, 2015

With great anticipation for the journey we are about to embark upon, UN Women welcomes the agreement by Member States on the post-2015 development agenda adopted today at the UN Summit. `Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development` is a comprehensive blueprint for people and planet that for the first time brings together the three dimensions of sustainable development in one ambitious document. More

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