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14.01.00 – ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN

UNMISS / CAR WASH

In a bid to empower local NGOs, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) has awarded a contract for operating a carwash facility within its compound, to the South Sudan Women Empowerment Network (SSWEN). According to SSWEN Program Coordinator, the contract will help breaking with traditional mindset where women were suppose to only do housework [...]

12 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / ELIASSON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that major progress has taken place since the landmark Cairo population conference in 1994, but that major challenges remain. He said that gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide "yet, in the midst of this human progress, the continued exclusion of some groups and the potential for [...]

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / CONNIE BRITTON

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) appointed American actress Connie Britton as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on poverty eradication and women's empowerment. UNDP

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / KHALED HOSSEINI

International best-selling author and UNHCR goodwill ambassador Khaled Hosseini made his first visit over the weekend to see Syrian refugees living in Northern Iraq.  Hosseini, a former refugee fromAfghanistanis the author of bestsellers such as The Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns. UNHCR

25 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA/ INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

Somalia joins the rest of world to mark International Women's Day. This year, the theme is "Inspiring Change". Haalimo Mohamed Maaclin is a Somali woman who is now mother to some 200 children and counting. UN AU IST  

8 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Ahead of International Women's Day (8 Mar), former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said "when women and girls thrive, the human society thrives. Just as women's rights are human rights, women's progress is human progress." The theme this year, ‘inspiring change’ calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive [...]

7 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GA / CHELSEA CLINTON

Ahead of International Women's Day (8 Mar), the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton, said that "no country, including the United States, has fulfilled the promise" of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action on gender equality. UNTV

4 Mar 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY

Women worldwide are losing ground in the employment sector.  A new World Bank Group report says nearly four in 10 people globally – close to one half in developing countries – agree that when jobs are scarce, men are more entitled to them than women. WORLD BANK

20 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN/ HILLARY CLINTON UNWOMEN

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the importance of advancement of women and girls to reach MDG (Millennium Development Goals).  UNTV

4 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA/ WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY

The UN Mission in Somalia hosted the Women and Peace Security Open Day, an event meant to foster the role played by women in society, an  event that brought together several stakeholders and women from different walks of life who shared their experiences and ideas on how the lives of women in Somalia can be [...]

4 Dec 2013 | Read More »

 

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