Women and gender issues

Women and gender issues

22 March 2019
WOM/2179

The Commission on the Status of Women, concluding its sixty‑third session today, approved a set of agreed conclusions aimed at empowering women and girls by building greater social protection systems and access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.

18 March 2019
WOM/2178

Data collection must represent the lived realities of all women and girls, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today, with an interactive discussion highlighting the importance of data disaggregation to ensure visibility and access for marginalized groups.

15 March 2019
WOM/2177

Pay for care work, adequate funding for health care, cash transfers free of conditionalities, and safe public transport are essential for advancing the rights of women and girls, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today.

14 March 2019
WOM/2176

Fostering further gains to broaden opportunities for women depends on strong political will and working closely with civil society and other key stakeholders, Ministers and other high-level Government officials told the Commission on the Status of Women today as its sixty-third session continued.

13 March 2019
WOM/2175

Taking stock of 25 years of achievements in women’s empowerment, Governments, members of civil society, private sector and the media, today discussed challenges and progress made in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, in the third day of the Commission on the Status of Women.

12 March 2019
GA/12126-WOM/2172

When women work to rise to the top, whether in politics, business or community advocacy, they face resistance, discrimination, social stereotypes and double standards, the President of the General Assembly said today as she opened a high-level event on “Women in Power”.

12 March 2019
SG/SM/19489-GA/12127-WOM/2173

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly high-level event on “Women in Power”, in New York today:

12 March 2019
WOM/2174

Harnessing the private sector, tearing down silos, recruiting men as allies and incorporating gender into social protection policies are among many ways in which Governments can advance gains for women in a manner that brings benefits to all, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today.

11 March 2019
WOM/2170

As pushback against women’s rights around the world threaten to reverse hard-won gains, conviction and political courage must drive forward progress and build on achievements, high-level speakers pledged at the opening session of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

11 March 2019
SG/SM/19487-ORG/1687-WOM/2171

Following are UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ remarks at the opening of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York today (prefaced by remarks about the 10 March Ethiopian Airlines plane crash):

8 March 2019
SG/SM/19485-OBV/1864-WOM/2169

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the International Women’s Day observance, in New York today:

6 March 2019
SG/SM/19484-OBV/1863-WOM/2168

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for International Women’s Day, observed on 8 March:

1 March 2019
SG/SM/19481-HR/5427-WOM/2167

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Group of Friends on Preventing Violent Extremism, in New York today:

7 February 2019
SG/SM/19457-OBV/1861-WOM/2166

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed on 11 February:

3 December 2018
SG/SM/19387-WOM/2165

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

2 December 2018
DSG/SM/1241-ENV/DEV/1910-WOM/2163

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Motsepe Foundation Sustainable Development Goal 5 Breakfast Panel Discussion on the theme “Achieve equality by ending all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere”, in Johannesburg today:

2 December 2018
DSG/SM/1242-AIDS/212-WOM/2164

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the World AIDS Day high-level event on adolescent girls and young women, with the Global Fund and the Government of South Africa, in Johannesburg today:

23 November 2018
SG/SM/19360-OBV/1840-WOM/2162

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, observed on 25 November:

19 November 2018
SG/SM/19352-OBV/1838-WOM/2161

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on 25 November:

25 October 2018
SC/13554

Nearly two decades after the Security Council’s adoption of a landmark resolution on women, peace and security, the head of the United Nations entity responsible for gender equality warned today of “systemic failure” to integrate women into such critical processes as peacekeeping, mediation and peace negotiations, as the 15-member organ convened its annual open debate on the issue.