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1 "Women and social inclusion: From Beijing to Post-2015"
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

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Excellencies, colleagues and friends,

It is an honour to be here with you today.

Twenty years have now passed since 189 countries at the Fourth World Conference on Women adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

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2 “A perfect world where people are equal can only be achieved if we provide universal education.” – UN Women Executive Director
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

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Madame President Geun-hye, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Excellencies, your, colleagues and co-conveners of this wonderful conference, leaders from civil society, ladies and gentlemen.

I am extremely pleased to be here today at the opening of the World Education Forum 2015.

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3 “All the skills that I learned helped me to nearly double my profit” – South African small business owner
( UN Women )
Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

For many in the room this may have been similar to other business breakfasts – an early start for a room full of professionals at a 5-star hotel in Cape Town.

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4 “Gender equality must remain a top priority in order to close the health equity gap worldwide”– Lakshmi Puri
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

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I would like to thank the World Health Organization (WHO),

The distinguished Ministers of Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay,

for co-organizing this important global event to mark the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action and the commemoration and recommitment to Critical...

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5 “Progress for women is progress for all.” – Lakshmi Puri
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

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It is my pleasure to be here at International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland, for this event to launch UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights.

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6 “This report presents a transformative economic agenda for making women’s rights a reality.”– Lakshmi Puri
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Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

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Excellences,

Distinguished participants,

Dear friends,

It is my pleasure to be here today for the global launch of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights.

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7 “We must make a concerted effort to remove all barriers to education for girls and adolescents”– Yannick Glemarec
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

Deputy Prime Minister, UNESCO Director General, Co-conveners, Excellencies,

Civil society leaders,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please allow me to first thank our host, the Government of the Republic of Korea, for its generous hospitality and organization of this landmark event.

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8 “We urge you to place gender equality and women’s empowerment at the heart of the Financing for Development discussions and negotiations” – UN Women Executive Director
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

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Excellencies, delegates, UN colleagues, representatives from civil society and from the private sector, ladies and gentlemen.

This is a very important event.

This week, the countdown to Addis Ababa starts in earnest.

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9 “Without access to education, it is impossible to make gender equality a reality”- Vivian Onano
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

Vivian Onano UN Women GCSLAC member speaks at the high-Level event marking the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) to highlight Youth Priorities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Created on 2015-05-29 19:45:48
10 2014 Population Award Honors Pioneers for Women's Health
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Content by: South-South News

12 June 2014, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – Great achievements in promoting women’s health were honored by the UN, as the Population Fund (UNFPA) awarded two individuals prestigious honors for their work around the world.

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11 A family rebuilds after the earthquake in Nepal
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

As the fateful earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April, 22-year-old Shanta Tamang went into labour. Shanta’s mother managed to find a local taxi and rushed her to the nearest hospital. The next day, baby Rehan was born.

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12 Ahead of CSW 59, Leaders Call for Greater Momentum for Gender Equality
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

6 March 2015, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – Ahead of the 69th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place next week at the United Nations, a high-level panel of the General Assembly convened under the theme of empowering women in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.

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13 As Global Call for Wage Equality Grows, Economics Appears to Support it
( UN Development News )

Content by: South-South News

23 February 2015, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – Shortly after best supporting actress winner Patricia Arquette made a passionate appeal for wage equality for women during her 2015 Oscar's acceptance speech, the media and academic community was quick to praise her cause. Social media soon erupted with a flurry of memes and graphics sho...

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14 At Uganda hackathon, youth code their way to better sexual and reproductive health
( UNFPA News )

Content by: UN Population Fund

KAMPALA, Uganda – The developers worked through the night, furiously typing code into their laptops, racing to complete a working prototype. But this was no Silicon Valley startup. It was a conference room in Kampala, Uganda, filled with young people from around the world, all competing to devise the best, most innovative ...

Created on 2015-07-29 17:27:39
15 Boosting financial and business literacy in Rwanda
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women


Participants at the Kigali Serena during the FinBiz luncheon for Women Professional and Business Executives. Photos: Christian T. Mulumba/UN Women Rwanda

Kigali– Over 200 executive women from government, private enterprises, and international organizations took part in a two-hour financ...

Created on 2015-06-02 21:12:25
16 Celebrities And Activists March Together For Womens Rights
( UN Main Bodies )

Photo: South-South News/Shari Nijman

Content by: South South News

3 August 2013, New York USA | Connor Schratz -  

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17 Clad in new UN Women-sponsored jersey, Valencia Football Club scores
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

Sporting their new UN Women-sponsored jerseys, the Valencia Club de Futbol team won a friendly match against Columbus Crew Soccer Club in Columbus, Ohio on 28 May, with a score of 1-0.

Created on 2015-05-28 21:04:01
18 Coverage: UN Women Executive Director visits Colombia
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

Walking through the city centre of Medellin, the Executive Director was joined by UN Women’s Regional Director, Luiza Carvalho (to the left) and UN Women’s Country Representative in Colombia, Belén Sanz (to the right) Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown
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19 CSW59 Opens, Beginning Two Weeks of Focus on Women's Empowerment
( UN Main Bodies )

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Content by: South-South News

9 March 2015, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – The world's leading annual conference on women's issues and gender equality, the Commission on the Status of Women, kicked off its 59th session at the United Nations headquarters today, honing in on the achievements made an...

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20 Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri marks the 70th anniversary of the UN in Prague
( UN Women )
Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

UN Women Deputy Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri was one of the keynote speakers at the official event to mark the United Nations’ 70th anniversary in the Czech Republic.

Created on 2015-06-05 21:04:08

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