Women and gender issues

Women and gender issues

11 December 2017
DC/3749-WOM/2125

NEW YORK, 11 December (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean is organizing the first “Symposium on Women and Security” from 12 to 13 December in Lima.

22 November 2017
SG/SM/18796-OBV/1756-WOM/2124

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in New York today:

21 November 2017
SG/SM/18794-OBV/1755-WOM/2123

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to be observed on 25 November:

27 October 2017
SC/13045

Normative frameworks had been established and global awareness of the urgency of ending sexual atrocities and empowering women in conflict situations was growing, but progress on the ground must be accelerated, speakers told the Security Council in an all-day debate today.

20 September 2017
SG/SM/18708-WOM/2121

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as delivered, on the European Union-United Nations Gender Initiative to Eliminate All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls, in New York today:

20 September 2017
DSG/SM/1092-SOC/4853-WOM/2122

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, on Financing the Future: Education for All, in New York today:

19 September 2017
SG/SM/18695-ECO/276-WOM/2120

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, in New York today:

18 September 2017
DSG/SM/1086-WOM/2119

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the General Assembly side event “Rebuilding Shattered Lives and Communities:  Chibok and Yezidi Girls and Women”, in New York today:

10 August 2017
DSG/SM/1078-SC/12950-WOM/2118

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa, in New York today:

7 July 2017
SG/SM/18602-WOM/2117

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the “Women in leadership:  through the lens of the public, private and media sectors” conference organized by the Association of Women Ambassadors, in Cascais, Portugal, today:

3 July 2017
SG/A/1745*-BIO/4980*-WOM/2116*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with Member States and the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), announced today the appointment of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka of South Africa as Executive Director of UN-Women for a further term of four years.

13 June 2017
SG/SM/18571-WOM/2115

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the launch event for International Gender Champions, in Vienna today:

24 March 2017
WOM/2114

The Commission on the Status of Women concluded its sixty-first session today, approving a sweeping set of Agreed Conclusions, which the top-ranking United Nations gender official said would help ensure that “work works for women”.

22 March 2017
WOM/2113

The Commission on the Status of Women, nearing the end of its sixty-first annual session, today began its consideration of several draft resolutions — including, for the first time, a text tackling the pervasive challenge of workplace sexual harassment.

20 March 2017
WOM/2112

Improving the availability and use of gender statistics to inform policy was crucial for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, speakers in the Commission on the Status of Women said today, urging Governments to update collection methods and collaborate with a range of partners to truly understand women’s situations.

17 March 2017
WOM/2111

The Commission on the Status of Women today considered a range of Government efforts to promote gender equality, outlined in six national voluntary presentations spanning four continents, as it concluded the first week of its sixty-first annual session.

16 March 2017
WOM/2110

With this year marking the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Commission on the Status of Women today held an interactive dialogue on the empowerment of indigenous women.

15 March 2017
WOM/2109

The Commission on the Status of Women continued its ministerial segment today with interactive dialogues that focused on women’s empowerment in the changing world of work and on accelerating implementation of Member States’ commitments to gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.

13 March 2017
DSG/SM/1044-DEV/3264-WOM/2108

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed's remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the event on women’s role in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda: harnessing and strengthening sustainable urbanization using participatory methodologies for women and youth empowerment, in New York today:

13 March 2017
SG/SM/18463-WOM/2107

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the opening session of the Commission on the Status of Women, in New York today: