10 October 2018

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2018

25 September 2018- On October 12, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2018. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED-certified building, including a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration was adopted at the UN General Assembly on [...]

18 September 2018

UN Women and WFP harness innovation for women’s economic empowerment in crisis situations

New York/Rome, 18 September 2018 —UN Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) are breaking new ground by using blockchain to assist Syrian refugee women participating in UN Women’s cash for work programmes at the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan. Traditionally, cash transfers have been made available to refugees via third-party financial [...]

9 March 2018

Marking International Women’s Day, third and final session of the UN Women and BCG Gender Diversity Roundtable

UN City Copenhagen, 9 March 2018 - Yesterday, marking International Women's Day, the third and final session of Gender Diversity Roundtable (GDR) took place in UN City Copenhagen. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and UN Women Nordic Office have with this initiative brought together 15 Danish CEOs and leaders from both the Danish private sector, [...]

1 March 2018

Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

1 March 2018 - Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women for International Women’s Day. This year’s theme captures the vibrant life of the women activists whose passion and commitment have won women’s rights over the generations, and successfully brought change. We celebrate an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, [...]

14 February 2018

New UN Women report uncovers significant gaps for women’s empowerment and puts forth robust agenda to shift gears

United Nations, New York, 14 February 2018 — UN Women today launched its flagship report, “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The report demonstrates through concrete evidence and data the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, and puts forth actionable recommendations on how [...]

9 February 2018

Joint message from Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women for the International Day for Women and Girls in Science on 11 February

7 February 2018 - 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, [...]

6 February 2018

Statement: “FGM is an act that cuts away equality”

6 February 2018 - Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, for International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM, 6 February 2018. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is mostly carried out on young girls when they have no option to make their wishes heard—sometime between infancy and age 15. It is [...]

5 February 2018

UN Women announces first Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa

New York, 5 February 2018 —On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), 6 February, UN Women announced the appointment of renowned activist Jaha Dukureh of The Gambia as Regional Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. Ms. Dukureh will dedicate her efforts to support UN Women’s advocacy to end female genital [...]

19 January 2018

UN Women carries the Olympic Torch, calls for gender equality in sport

19 January 2018 - Today, UN Women Country Programme Manager in China, Julie Broussard carried the Olympic Torch in Paju, South Korea, leading up to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. She called for gender equality in sport, following in the footsteps of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who had carried the Olympic [...]