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Women’s rights are human rights

How the Sustainable Development Goals are building on the progress made by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  


Women are key to the resilience of our people and our planet

As we look at new, innovative ways to empower women as key agents of change, it’s essential we take gender-responsive approaches to mainstream and accelerate more effective climate actions across the…  


The silent health toll of gender-based violence

More than a third of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime; the mental health impacts are as devastating  


International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNDP, UNICEF, UN WOMEN and UNFPA, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and…  


Violence against women, a cause and consequence of inequality

It is a global phenomenon, yet, not much is known about its extent. Data is key for a greater effort that tackles the patterns of violence  


Speech at the 2nd World Youth Forum

Speech at the 2nd World Youth Forum  


Asia-Pacific Management Meeting

Remarks at Asia-Pacific Regional Management Meeting  


Global Winners of 'SDGs and Her' competition celebrated at New York event

Today, the global winners of the SDGs and Her Competition were celebrated at a side-event during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly. The contest -- co-sponsored by the World Bank Group,…  


Global Winners Announced for 'SDGs and Her' Competition

Today the global SDGs and Her Competition announced its inaugural 2018 winner chosen from over 1,200 entries. The contest -- co-sponsored by the World Bank Group, the Wharton School Zicklin Center,…  


The results are in

5 things we’ve learned about making progress on environmental objectives while addressing gender equality... We know that advancing gender equality is one of the systems changes needed to achieve…  

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