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Comic and cartoon competition

Monday, January 18, 2021

UN Women—together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico, as well as in partnership with Cartooning for Peace—is organizing a global comic and cartoon competition to mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set out how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life. Submission deadline: 14 March 2021.

CSW 64 Advisory

Monday, March 2, 2020

In light of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the UN Secretary-General has suggested to the Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that Member States consider amending the format and conduct of the session. Options could include holding a scaled-down, shortened session with the participation of New York-based delegations only, or postponing the session to a later date.

The Generation Equality Forum – Save the date!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Generation Equality Forum is a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City, Mexico, on 7-8 May 2020 and culminate in Paris, France, on 7-10 July 2020.

Press release: UN Women announces global intergenerational campaign to bring women’s rights and empowerment to the forefront

Monday, May 6, 2019

To mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Platform for Action in 2020, campaign “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” will catalyze global actions on gender equality

Press release: UN Commission on the Status of Women delivers a blueprint to ensure the rights and development of rural women and girls

Friday, March 23, 2018

The UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights concluded today in New York with the strong commitment by UN Member States to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. Coming on the heels of unprecedented global activism and public outcry to end gender injustice and discrimination worldwide, the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) reached a robust agreement highlighting the urgency of empowering and supporting those who need it most and have, for too long, been left behind.

Speech: “We must transform the world of work”—Lakshmi Puri

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri at the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Consultations for CSW61 in Panama on 6 February.

UN Women and IDB sign Memorandum of Understanding

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Both organizations look forward to expanding their cooperation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean

Press release: World leaders agree: We must close the gender gap

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Today, 27 September 2015, some 80 world leaders are convening at the United Nations to personally commit to ending discrimination against women by 2030 and announce concrete and measurable actions to kick-start rapid change in their countries. The event marks a historic first, with pledges delivered by Heads of State and Government.

Representatives of women's organizations and research centers visit the Conversation Table in Havana

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

UN Women recognizes efforts to incorporate gender and women's human rights into the agreement being negotiated to end the conflict.

UN Women promotes political participation in Guatemala

Friday, August 7, 2015

In the context of the upcoming 2015 electoral process in Guatemala, and to promote the participation of women, UN Women – in coordination with The Netherlands Institute for Multi-parity Democracy, USAID, AECID, the Guatemalan Federation of Radio Schools, and the Political Organization of Mayan Women MOLOJ – launched the awareness campaign “Register, Vote and Participate”.

UN Women Executive Director to visit Colombia

Friday, May 8, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Colombia from 8-9 May. She will meet with Government officials and Members of Congress, as well as representatives of the private sector, the diplomatic corps and civil society. UN Women Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean, Luiza Carvalho, will also accompany the visit.

UN Women supports Caribbean States in developing a “Joint Statement on Gender Equality and the Post 2015 and SIDS Agenda”

The Caribbean Joint Statement on Gender Equality and the Post 2015 and SIDS Agenda represents the Caribbean voices and expectations in the emerging Post 2015 and SIDS global agendas as it relates to gender equality.


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