Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Youth Day, 2020: “Youth Engagement for Global Action”

Twenty-eight-year-old Doreen Moracha, a member of the Beijing+25 Youth Taskforce from Kenya, is working with social influencers to translate information around COVID-19 into various local languages. In helping …

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Youth voices for change: Why we should all be listening to young leaders

There are 1.8 billion youth, between the ages of 10-24, at the forefront of movements for equality, justice and dignity for all. Yes, we are …

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International Youth Day

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a profound shock to our societies. In addition to the health crisis, it has disrupted education, livelihoods and social lives, …

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Shining a Spotlight on Mexico’s pandemic heroines

As COVID-19 ravages the world, Mexico is among the countries hardest hit. Despite the myriad ways this global crisis is devastating women and girls, it …

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United Nations announces virtual concert to unite Pacific region in the fight against COVID-19

Fiji – The United Nations has announced Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together, a first-of-its-kind televised and digitally streamed concert that will call on leaders and citizens …

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In Guatemala, investing in indigenous women’s economic empowerment is key to building back better after COVID-19

Since March 2020, Guatemala has recorded more than 600 COVID-19 deaths and over 11,000 infections. Amidst this crisis, indigenous women have continued to use their …

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UN Women statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

2020 theme: COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience The global COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated longstanding structural inequalities for the most marginalised, with indigenous women and girls …

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Central Market Facilities Declared Open

Port Vila, Vanuatu (July 22, 2020) – The Vanuatu and Australian Governments today celebrated the official opening of the Port Vila Central Market facilities upgrade. The …

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COVID-19 and conflict: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in ceasefires and peace processes

This brief addresses the importance of women’s full, equal, and meaningful participation to an effective pandemic response and to peacemaking efforts, and how the women, peace …

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Peace Villages form women-led task force to fight food insecurity during COVID-19

Mardiyah, a mother of three from Panggulan village, Indonesia, earns money from selling homemade empek-empek (Indonesian fish cake). She distributes these to the local school …

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