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Message of Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Posted by unw.waro in 08. Aug, 2013, under Recent Posts | No Comments

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9 August 2013 - On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, UN Women calls for the promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous women and girls. Despite indigenous peoples’ extensive contributions to society, their communities continue to be among the most marginalized and discriminated against in the world. Indigenous women across their lifetime, [...]

Lighting the villages: Grandmother solar engineers at work

Posted by unw.waro in 08. Aug, 2013, under Recent Posts | No Comments

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28 June 2013, Bahr’s Town, Liberia - It was a moment to watch and a memory to keep as non-literate elderly women solar engineers worked together to install solar light in Barh’s Town, a village which has been in darkness since it was established. Harnessing the energy of the sun, women solar engineers can build and [...]

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman to receive award for work on women’s rights

Posted by unw.waro in 23. Jul, 2013, under Recent Posts | No Comments

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12 July 2013, Berlin — UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman and UN Women Acting Head Lakshmi Puri are to receive awards from the Cinema for Peace Foundation today. They will be honoured at an evening event in Berlin, Germany. The Government of Germany is among UN Women’s leading donors. “Women represent half of humanity, and [...]

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa appointed as new UN Women Executive Director

Posted by unw.waro in 22. Jul, 2013, under Recent Posts | No Comments

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10 July 2013, New York — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa as the new Executive Director of UN Women, the organization leading the UN’s work on advancing gender equality and women’s rights. The announcement was made through the Spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General at today’s news [...]

Gender in Humanitarian response: UN Women strengthens capacities

Posted by unw.waro in 09. Jul, 2013, under Recent Posts | No Comments

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Dakar, July 1-4, 2013 – Countries in the Sahel have been confronted with successive political and humanitarian crises for years including chronic food insecurity, malnutrition and the erosion of resilience. According to the UN Secretary General report (S/2013/354) in 2013, approximately 11.4 million people in the Sahel remain food insecure. Some 5 million children under [...]

Towards a Security Strategy for the Mano River Union

Posted by unw.waro in 03. Jul, 2013, under Recent Posts | No Comments

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Dakar, 29 June 2013 – The United Nations, the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States, the Secretariat of the Mano River Union and Ministers of Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone met today in Dakar. They have agreed on the need to develop a joint security strategy for the Mano River Union. [...]

Journee “portes ouvertes” regionale pour les femmes, la paix et la securite en Afrique de l’Ouest

Posted by unw.waro in 03. Jul, 2013, under Recent Posts | No Comments

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Dakar, 27 juin 2013 – A l’occasion de la quatrième édition des journées « portes ouvertes » pour les femmes, la paix et la sécurité, le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (UNOWA) et le Bureau Régional pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest de l’Entité des Nations Unies pour l’Egalité des Sexes et l’Autonomisation des [...]

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