UN Women [to 24 May 2014]

UN Women [to 24 May 2014]

Media Advisory: UN Women Executive Director and AU Special Envoy visit Central African Republic
Posted on May 23, 2014
From 24 – 26 May, UN Women Executive Director and United Nations Under-Secretary General, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and African Union Special Envoy for Women Peace and Security, Bineta Diop, will undertake a joint visit to the Central African Republic. The visit’s aim is to focus international attention on the plight of women and girls, increase international support, and strengthen the role of women in peacebuilding, reconciliation and recovery. More

UN Women calls on global citizens to bring gender equality into focus
Posted on May 22, 2014
UN Women today launched a major campaign in the lead-up to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. A year of activities around the world will aim to mobilize governments and citizens alike to picture a world where gender equality is a reality and to join a global conversation on empowering women to empower humanity. More

UN Women Executive Director urges investing in gender equality during mission to Rwanda
Posted on May 21, 2014
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is in Rwanda to attend the African Development Bank Annual Meetings and to introduce the gender dividend to key financial institutions and policymakers. During her visit she met with the H.E President of the Republic of Rwanda, ministers and representatives of other government institutions, civil society organizations and regional African institutions. More

On solidarity mission, UN Women Executive Director visits girls school in Nigeria
Posted on May 19, 2014
In the wake of the horrific abduction of more than 200 school girls, which has ignited global outrage, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka joined a delegation that visited the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) in the town of Abaji, Nigeria, from 17-18 May. The FGGC Abaji is one of the Federal Government’s all-girls colleges similar to the FGGC Chibok, where more than 200 students were kidnapped on 14 April, in Chibok, Nigeria. More