Women's Empowerment

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Malawi 50 years later: the importance of the 2014 elections

Thousands of registered voters are expected to line up to cast their votes in tomorrow’s tripartite elections and the majority are women This year marks the 50th independence anniversary in Malawi and tomorrow the first-ever tripartite elections in the country will take place, an event thatmore

UNDP launches new gender study at 15th biennial Anti-Corruption Conference in Brazil

Brasilia -  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – in partnership with the Huairou Commission (HC) - launched a new gender-themed publication at the 15th biennial International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), a global forum organized by Transparency International (TI) togethermore

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Commission on Status of Women strengthens move to eliminate violence against women and girls

New York – The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) culminated on Friday (15 March) with Member States underlining their commitment that women and girls have the right to live a life free of violence, exploitation and abuse. The priority theme of this year’s globalmore

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Antonio Banderas launches appeal to End Violence Against Women

Violence against women is unacceptable and must stop now, says the well-known actor Geneva — Film star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a global video appeal to end violence against women in recognition of International Women’smore

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UN agencies combine efforts to tackle gender-based violence on this year’s International Women’s Day

The renewed effort focuses on what drives men to become violent and asks what can be done to stop it Bangkok, Thailand - Today on International Women’s Day, women and men around the globe come together to rally, discuss and take action to stop violence against women and girls. The United Nationsmore

Post-2015 Agenda: Unprecedented global discussions about development priorities start in 100 countries

National consultations capturing development priorities are underway in 66 member states, and the United Nations works with governments to expand the list of countries to 100, according to representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women, and World Health Organizationsmore

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Football unites international community in campaign to end violence against women

New York - Top officials, staff and ambassadors to the United Nations took time out during the UN General Assembly today to play a friendly football match against a team assembled by the President of Bolivia Evo Morales. Both teams united to end violence against women in support of the Secretarymore

UNDP and League of Arab States Join Hands for Development in the Arab Region

New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the League of Arab States signed today a cooperation agreement, creating a framework for joint work in support of human development across the Arab region.  The partnership, which calls for cooperation on the wide range ofmore

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Brazil, Bangladesh, China win UN development storytelling contest

The story of an indigenous family in west-central Brazil which now uses clean, economical and green cook stoves provided through a United Nations Development Programme project is among 12 winners of an annual storytelling competition. UNDP offices from 66 countries submitted more than 120more

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Gender Equality and UNDP

The promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women is central to the mandate of the United Nations Development Programme. Gender equality, centered in human rights, is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and sustainable development.

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