Does the UN advance equality for women?

A resume of actions for women’s equality by the UN was made for the March 2017 meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women by Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

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Secretary-General Tells Security Council Open Debate ‘Standing with Women Is Good for the World’, Stresses Patriarchy ‘a Massive Obstacle’ to Culture of Peace

United Nations: CSW67 Opening statement: Digital rights are women’s rights

UN Security Council: ‘Radical change of direction’ needed in women, peace and security agenda

Call for Applications: Strengthening Young Women Peacebuilders’ Capacity in Complex Crises

One year driving action for gender equality. One year of Generation Equality

UN Women: International Women’s Day celebrates the contribution of women and girls as climate solution multipliers

United Nations : Commission on the Status of Women 2022

United Nations : UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women

United Nations: Landmark gender equality forum concludes with concrete commitments, plan to advance parity by 2026

Women must no longer be ‘squeezed into a small corner’, landmark Forum declares

United Nations Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Holds General Discussion on Rights of Indigenous Women

Generation Equality Forum: Mexico City, 29-31 March 2021

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, on International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021

‘Women and girls belong in science’ declares UN chief

I am Generation Equality: Ixchel Lucas, youth advocate for girls’ leadership

International Women’s Day 2020

Devoted to discovery: seven women scientists who have shaped our world

UNWomen: In lead up to Generation Equality Forum, Action Coalition themes announced

The world went orange: Putting a spotlight on ending violence against women

UNCSW63’s positive outcomes for women’s human rights to social protection systems, quality public services, including education, and sustainable infrastructure

Bonita, a young change-maker inspires girls and women in Nepal through education

Executive Director remarks at the UN Security Council open debate on women, peace and security

An unprecedented upsurge of movements for women’s rights: UN Women annual report 2017-2018

What Is CSW and Why Are We in New York to Be Part of It?

UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

Africa: UN deputy chief says ‘messages of women’ vital to sustainable peace, development

UN: New films on Global Goals spotlight women’s journeys of resilience

UN report lays out concrete actions for accelerating progress towards women’s full and equal economic participation

Opening statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women

CSW at UN: Supporting People’s Actions to Empower Women at the Margins

UN Commission on the Status of Women – 2017

USA: University of Wisconsin receives UN chair for global work on gender, well-being and peace

Education International and other Global Union Federation delegations begin their work at the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

UN Commission on the Status of Women revamps working methods

U.N. Says Maternal Mortality Rate Has Nearly Halved since 1990

Gobiernos respaldan nuevas funciones para la Comisión de la Mujer

Les gouvernements approuvent de nouveaux rôles pour la Commission de la condition de la femme

UN Commission on Status of Women: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action

Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer: Implementación de la Plataforma de Acción de Beijing

Commission de la condition de la femme: Application du Programme d'Action de Beijing

Investing in women peacebuilders is best value for money

Advancing Women at the United Nations

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