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GirlForce: Unscripted And Unstoppable

GirlForce: Unscripted And Unstoppable

There’s no doubting the unstoppable power of today’s young women and girls to stand up for their rights and the future they want. They are a fierce force to be reckoned with. I see the marches, hear their clear voices, and witness their impatient challenge to systems and societies that are too slow to take […]

“Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

“Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

At a time when innovation is dominant, shaping and changing the way people live in every part of the world, we have to be intentional about its use to positively impact the lives of women and girls. That means making sure they are not only consumers of innovation, but take their place as innovators. With […]

$408M To Expand Internet Access For Women ‘Sitting Dormant’, UN Report Says

$408M To Expand Internet Access For Women ‘Sitting Dormant’, UN Report Says

New research indicates more than $4008million in public funding collected to expand internet access in Africa is sitting dormant in public coffers. The research from the Web Foundation, Alliance for Affordable Internet and United Nations Women, released at the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women, found many governments are failing to take action […]

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

Our future will be marked by scientific and technological progress, just like our past. That future progress will be the greatest when it draws on the full talent, creativity and ideas of women and girls in science. Most countries, industrialized or not, are far from achieving gender parity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects […]

Gender Equality Can Save Women’s Lives In Disasters

Later this month, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will take place in Mexico. This meeting provides an important opportunity to reboot global progress on embedding gender equality in disaster risk management and to redress deadly exclusion. Even though the quality of disaggregated data needs to be improved, research shows that women and […]

“Commitments Must Not Be Simply Plans On Paper”—Executive Director

“Commitments Must Not Be Simply Plans On Paper”—Executive Director

Mr. Secretary-General, Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, It is an honour to address the Security Council and to present the Secretary-General’s report on Women, Peace and Security on his behalf. I thank the presidency of Russia for chairing this debate today, and for proposing to review implementation of the commitments made last year by Member States, regional organizations and […]

CSW60: ‘there can be no business as usual’ – UN Women Executive Director.

CSW60: ‘there can be no business as usual’ –  UN Women Executive Director.

(As delivered) Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women, H.E. Mr. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, President of the General Assembly, Secretary-General of the UN, Vice President of ECOSOC, Ministers, Women and civil society representatives, Representatives of the Youth CSW, Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. This 60th Commission on the Status of Women is the first CSW of […]