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Media Advisory: UN Women and Key Stakeholders to host an Africa Youth Conference in Nairobi

Friday, October 19, 2018

WHAT:  The commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ has been a key feature of all the discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Towards this end, UN Women, in collaboration with diverse stakeholders and partners, will hold an Africa Youth Conference on  Unleashing the Potential of Youth in Africa - Prioritizing Investment in Youth Development in the Post-2015 Agenda , from 23 – 25 October 2018, at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The... More

Business leaders taking action on gender equality and women empowerment

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The event was held to recognize and inspire business corporate leadership in advancing gender equality and empowerment of women, promote inclusive economic prosperity in realizing the 2030 Agenda. More

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director in Senegal

Thursday, July 26, 2018

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka started her first official visit to Senegal on 23 July. In her meetings with the President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, and key government representatives, civil society partners and international development actors, the Executive Director stressed upon accelerating women’s access to resources, skills and the formal employment sector, as well as their right to equal participation in decision-making. UN Women Executive... More

Understanding the principle of Leaving No One Behind: UN Women meets stakeholders

Friday, June 29, 2018

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) features the stand-alone Goal 5 to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls (GEWE)” with 54 gender-specific targets, out of the 169 targets. It is important to note that all SDGs are relevant to the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, and that women’s substantive and effective contributions are critical to achieving this agenda. More

Women Working Together for the Africa We Want: African Women Leaders Network convene for a second forum

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The launch of the African Women Leaders Network on 2 June 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown The African Women Leaders Network (AWLN), an initiative that creates space for African Women to share their leadership experiences and lessons learned, kicked off its Second Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 24 th to 26 th April. The African Union, in partnership with the United Nations and support from Government of... More

From where I stand: “Women are our solution”

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

DR. Josephine Kulea. Photo: UN Women Dr. Josephine Kulea is the Founder and Executive Director of Samburu Girl Foundation and the UN Person of the Year – Kenya COVAW Champion in 2013. Dr. Josephine works to protecting women’s rights and improving women empowerment at the grassroots level. She spoke to UN Women at the forum on what are the top priorities of her foundation. “Women and girls have an infinite potential to change the narrative. In our... More

International Gender Champions strive towards Gender Balance

Monday, March 12, 2018

On 7 th March 2018, ahead of the International Women’s day, the United Nations agencies operating in Nairobi launched the Nairobi chapter of the UN International Gender Champions. This is a leadership network that brings together female and male decision-makers to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. The launch was attended by UN staff members, the diplomatic community among other dignitaries. Senior UN offers present... More

International Women's Day celebrations emphasize gender parity at all levels of society

Friday, March 9, 2018

The meeting emphasized the need to do everything possible to ensure gender parity within our work as the UN and within the UN and its affiliated agencies which have not yet met the gender parity especially in senior positions. More

To realize the SDGs, we must focus on gender equality

Monday, March 5, 2018

UN Women on Wednesday, 28 th February 2018 launched its flagship report, “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The Africa launch of the report was held at the 3 rd annual Aid & International Development Forum in Nairobi. The report unveiling preceded similar launches in New York and Berlin. The report demonstrates the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, and puts forth actionable... More

Press Release: Turning promises into action

Friday, February 23, 2018

UN Women will on 28th February 2018 launch its flagship report, “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The report demonstrates through concrete evidence and data the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, and puts forth actionable recommendations on how to fulfill the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More

East-African Countries Lead in the localization of the SDGs relating to Women’s Land Rights

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Research has shown that 70 to 90 percent of all wealth in Africa is generated through land, but only less than 10 per cent is owned by women. This staggering statistics highlight the crucial role that women’s land rights in Africa play in Women’s economic empowerment. Currently, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania have taken leading roles in demonstrating how these SDGs can be localized and integrated into the National Development Plans with support of the UN Women’s project &lsquo... More

“Ebola – What next?”: UN Women Executive Director to visit Ghana and take part in BBC live debate

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On her first official visit to Ghana as the Executive Director of UN Women from 24-26 March, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will meet with President H.E. John Dramani Mahama and the Minister of Gender, Children & Social Protection Ministry, Honourable Nana Oye Lithur, to discuss the strengthening of collaboration around the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

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