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“We count on parliaments to ratify and implement Convention 189”—Executive Director

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, on the occasion of the announcement by the Government of Jamaica of its ratification of ILO Convention 189 on 22 September 2016 More

  • UN Women congratulates the workers of the Panama Canal

    For UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, science and gender equality go hand in hand towards sustainability. More

  • In Focus: CSW60

    Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development will be the focus of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60). At the annual high-level gathering, taking place at UN Headquarters in New York from 14-24 March 2016, global leaders, NGOs, private sector, and activists will meet to discuss how to ensure women and girls are at the forefront of their plans to implement the new 15-year global development roadmap. More

  • Happy International Women's Day

    In her 2016 message, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: “Each one of us is needed—in our countries, communities, organizations, governments and in the United Nations—to ensure decisive, visible and measurable actions are taken under the banner: Planet 50-50: Step It Up for Gender Equality.” More

  • UN Women Step it Up march. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

    International Women's Day 2016

    Under the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”, this year’s observance will reflect on how to build momentum around the new Sustainable Development Goals, and related gender equality commitments as part of UN Women’s Step It Up initiative. More

  • Timeline: Gender Equality, 2015 Year in Review

    From the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action to the historic adoption of the sustainable development goals with a strong gender equality focus and Nigeria banning female genital mutilation, this timeline is a selection of some of the gender equality achievements, milestones and noteworthy moments from around the world this year. More

  • Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    With the new global 2030 roadmap set to be approved, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed SDGs, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them. More

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Get ready for the #16days of activism

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as ‘Orange Day’, a day to raise awareness and take action against violence against women and girls. Get ready to orange your world and join in to the 16 days of activism.

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Hombres y niños se involucran para promover la igualdad de género

Dentro del contexto de la campaña HeForShe, el Fondo de Igualdad de Género de ONU Mujeres presenta una serie de tres videos que resaltan diferentes casos de éxito donde el involucramiento de los hombres y los niños ha sido clave para promover la igualdad de género. En esta primera entrega conoceremos a Orlando, uno de los 80 movilizadores de grupos de adolescentes organizados por Promundo en Brasil, que está transformando las relaciones de género a través del fútbol y que también es parte de ‪#‎ElEquipodelMillondeHombres.

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HeForShe Nosotros con ellas Chile 2016

Rostros conocidos de Chile se suman al movimiento HeForShe, nosotros con ellas, de ONU Mujeres, para impulsar la igualdad de género y que los hombres y chicos se incorporen a este reto. Los conductores Luis Jara y Martín Cárcamo, los músicos Álvaro López, Gepe y Manuel García, los periodistas Aldo Schiappacasse, Sergio Campos, Nicolás Copano, Pablo Aguilera y Humberto Sichel y los actores Cristián Arriagada y Fernando Godoy, son los protagonistas de la campaña 2016 de #HeForShe (Nosotros con ellas) en Chile, iniciativa por la igualdad de género de ONU Mujeres en alianza con la Dirección Sociocultural de la Presidencia. Súbete al carro de la igualdad convirtiéndote en un heforshe en www.heforshe.org!

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Empowering Women. Empowering Humanity. Picture it!

Almost 20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender equality is a reality: Picture it!