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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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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Op-ed: How COVID-19 can bring gender justice

By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Helena Dalli, EU Commissioner for Gender Disasters shape the course of history. In the wake of …

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Inspirational Black women you should know

Around the world, protests against racism and discrimination, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, have shown we’re far from achieving equality. Black women face …

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UN Women turns 10, placing women’s rights, priorities and voices centre-stage

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women UN Women is 10 years old today. On 2 July 2010, the General …

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