Gender equality and women’s empowerment

2104, 2017

UN Secretary-General joins High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child

April 21st, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material|

Washington, D.C. | 21 April 2017—The UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, has joined the High-level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child as its third and senior Co-Chair. The announcement, made in the margins of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, highlights the importance of the highest level […]

1004, 2017

Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

April 10th, 2017|Education, Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Partnerships|

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.

704, 2017

UN Secretary-General to designate Malala Yousafzai as Messenger of Peace

April 7th, 2017|Education, Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Partnerships|

On 10 April 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will designate Malala Yousafzai, global advocate for girls’ education and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.

604, 2017

Sport is force of social empowerment and an engine for equality – UNESCO

April 6th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

There is no more powerful platform for promoting shared values than sport, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, said in a message marking the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

504, 2017

UN stresses need to anticipate changes in world’s population age structure to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

April 5th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material, Youth|

Changes in age structure of human populations are taking place worldwide, with major implications for sustainable development policies, highlights 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development

2403, 2017

Closing session, UN Commission agrees roadmap to women’s economic empowerment

March 24th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women today agreed on a roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy as a vital step to achieving sustainable development as the body concluded its two-week session.

2003, 2017

UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues

March 20th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

The United Nations committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay special attention to gender issues.

1703, 2017

Guterres: ‘The clear objective of our time is parity’ rooted in women’s empowerment

March 17th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Gender parity at all levels – political, cultural, economic and social – is a “central objective” and must be based on women's empowerment, Secretary-General António Guterres told women's rights activists and civil society representatives today during a town hall-style discussion at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

1603, 2017

Women’s political parity slow to grow as UN launches latest ‘Women in Politics’ map

March 16th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Women’s voices are still missing from the executive branches of governments and parliaments worldwide, slowing achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN says.

1403, 2017

UN launches ‘Platform of Champions’ calling to end global gender pay gap

March 14th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

“The gender pay gap reflects the unjustifiably diminished position of many women in society and helps to keep them there,” said UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.