Posts Tagged: un women

There can be no business as usual

by The Rev. Anna George Traynham This morning, UN Under-Secretary General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addressed the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). One line has been ringing around the assembly halls since it left her lips: “There can be no business as usual.” She was speaking in reference to the… Read more »

I am a #HeForShe and it is #TimeToAct

  Ryan Smith, Max Hill and Catherine Warren By Max Hill Today I attended an event on ending sexual violence against women in conflict. The event was held at the United Nations and announced the launch of the #HeforShe video campaign. Speakers at the event included: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director for UN… Read more »

Ecumenical Women orientation – 58th Commission on the Status of Women

by Esther Lee March 8, 2014. The long awaited Ecumenical Women Orientation had arrived. Making my way to the United Nations early morning, I did not know what to expect other than knowing that there were going to be numerous people attending from all around the world. Upon my arrival at the Church Center, there… Read more »

Women are the solution

“Women are not the problem. Women are the solution.” Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women’s Executive Director, reminded those gathered for  Ecumenical Women at the United Nations orientation for the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women of this reality. She went on to note that “You cannot end poverty without empowering women.”… Read more »

Addressing Inequality in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

By Brendan Welsh The Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities hosted a side event yesterday to brief various ambassadors and representatives of NGOs on the Consultation and High-level Meeting that took place in Copenhagen in February 2013. At the event, several panelists offered their answers to the question; how might inequalities be addressed in… Read more »

International Day of the Girl Child – October 11

From Say NO – UNiTE Team and UN Women On 11 October, the world will celebrate the first International Day of the Girl Child. It’s a day to promote girls’ empowerment and address the challenges that girls worldwide face. Girls everywhere are coming together and taking action for the first International Day of the Girl… Read more »

Outcomes from the 56th Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women has recommended that the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations approve draft language on the following topics: Ending female genital mutilation Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women Release of women and children taken hostage, including those subsequently imprisoned, in armed conflicts Gender equality and the… Read more »

United Nations observes International Women’s Day

Video Message Transcript Written Message: International Women’s Day 2011: Time to Make the Promise of Equality a Reality Message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Reports from the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women AllWomen in the…

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UN Women Begins Its Work

From the UN Women Web page: The United Nations made history today as UN Women, the UN agency dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, has officially begun its work. This ambitious new organization consolidates and scales up…

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