With record-high humanitarian needs around the world, this year’s World Humanitarian Day (WHD) builds on this metaphor of collective endeavour to grow global appreciation of humanitarian work.
This year’s International Youth Day theme, Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages, aims to amplify the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the SDGs and leave no one behind. Visit this page to find out more about this year's campaign
On her first official visit to Liberia, from 26 to 29 June 2022, the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Deputy Executive Director
The United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign: “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”
Taking on the greatest challenges currently facing the global community will mean harnessing all talent. As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19 and the critically important climate crisis, the full and equal participation and leadership of women and girls in the science and technology communities is more important than ever. Now is the time to recognize women’s contributions in research and innovation, smash stereotypes and defeat discrimination against women and girls in science.
#ActforEqual is a new campaign to drive attention, excitement and action towards the upcoming Generation Equality Forum. Through the campaign you can show your support, take action for gender equality and help propel major commitments to the Action Coalition Goals. We can’t wait any longer for gender equality. It’s time to #ActforEqual.
Get ready for the Generation Equality Forum, the most important global convening for gender equality actions and investment in a quarter-century. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City in March and culminate in Paris this year.
UN Women Liaison to the AU and ECA launch of the working paper and policy brief- ‘Young Women’s Participation in Politics & Decision-Making in African Union Member States’-2021
Statement: In solidarity, we honour the global humanitarian community
Statement by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, for World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2022 Read more ➤
The study covers Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda. It finds that NEET rates in ESA are above 40 percent for youth in the 20-24 years age bracket, that young women in the region are disproportionally affected by NEET status regardless of their age group, and that this status is more likely to become a permanent state for young women than for young men.
This documentary captures UN Women’s effort to curb the prevalence of sexual-based violence in Northern Nigeria.