Speech: Gender equality – just, prudent, and essential to everything we all aspire to

[As delivered.] You have arrived at Agreed Conclusions for CSW68 [the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women]—congratulations! As the world was watching, ...
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UN Women welcomes the adoption of robust blueprint to end women’s poverty

The 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) delivered today robust commitments by UN Member States to strengthen financing and institutions to ...
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‘We want to have our voices out there’ – Young women speak out at CSW68

Youth leaders from around the world have come together to discuss their vision for ending poverty and advancing gender equality at the 68th session of the ...
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Speech: ‘The patriarchy may be pushing back, but so are we’

UN Secretary-General’s remarks at the Townhall Meeting with Civil Society on the occasion of the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women ...
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68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The 68th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), the UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, will take place this ...
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Your guide to CSW68

Everything you need to know about the largest global gathering on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls at the United Nations. The 68th session ...
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International Women’s Day 2024

This International Women’s Day, 8 March 2024, join the United Nations in celebrating under the theme Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate progress. The ...
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Explainer: How can gender equality reduce poverty?

More women than men are living in poverty overall. Currently, more than 10 per cent of women globally are trapped in a cycle of extreme poverty, ...
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Five things to accelerate women’s economic empowerment

Investing in women benefits women and society as a whole. At the current rate of investments however, more than 340 million women and girls will still ...
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Explainer: Why investing in women is a human rights issue

Investing in women is both an economic imperative and a human rights issue. It is a human rights issue because the global economic and financial ...
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Women entrepreneurs, business leaders and decision makers from Moldova spotlight the positive impact of women in business

Over 100 decision-makers, representatives from the business sector, and industry-leading companies with strong commitments to promoting gender equality and reducing gender gaps throughout the value ...
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Unpacking the care society: Caring for people and the planet

The impacts of crises are not gender-neutral. Protracted conflicts and the accelerating impacts of climate change have increased care demands on women and girls. When these demands ...
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Explainer: What is gender-responsive budgeting?

Gender-responsive budgeting is a strategy that creates budgets that work for everyone. By considering and analyzing the unique and diverse needs of every person, gender-responsive ...
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