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Announcement of the Global Leaders of the Generation Equality Action Coalitions to accelerate gender equality

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Leaders from Member States, civil society, women’s rights organizations, international organizations, UN agencies, philanthropic entities, youth-led organizations, and the private sector come together to deliver game-changing results for women and girls.

Online regional dialogue: Women’s Leadership in the context of COVID-19 in the Arab States Region

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States in partnership with the Arab Women Parliamentarians' Network for Equality (Ra’edat) will host a regional Dialogue on women’s leadership in the Arab states region in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diversity inclusion: Women with Disabilities and Migrant Women Workers amidst Covid-19 in the Arab States region

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States in partnership with the Arab Organisation of Persons with Disabilities (AOPD), the Arab Forum of Women with Disabilities (AFOWD) and the Cross-Regional Centre for Refugees and Migrants (CRCRM) will host an online dialogue focused on the inclusion of women with disabilities and women migrants workers in national response and recovery planning on COVID-19, on Monday 15 June from 10:00 to 12:00 Cairo time (GMT+2). Registration for the event is free of charge and can be completed here. Only registered participants will be able to access the online discussion.

Meeting of African Ministers in charge of Gender and Women’s Affairs on “COVID-19 Response and Recovery” - a Gendered Framework

Monday, May 11, 2020

UN Women and the African Union in partnership with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) hosted the inaugural meeting of African Ministers for Gender and Women’s Affairs, on 12 May 2020 under the theme “COVID-19 Response and Recovery” - a Gendered Framework.”

CSW 64 Advisory

Monday, March 2, 2020

In light of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the UN Secretary-General has suggested to the Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that Member States consider amending the format and conduct of the session. Options could include holding a scaled-down, shortened session with the participation of New York-based delegations only, or postponing the session to a later date.

In lead up to Generation Equality Forum, Action Coalition themes announced

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Today, UN Women, together with feminists across the world, and the Governments of Mexico and France, announced the Action Coalition themes for the Generation Equality Forum to be held in Mexico City and Paris this year.

International Women’s Day 2020 theme— "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

High-Level Conference on the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the Arab States

Sunday, November 17, 2019

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), UN Women, the League of Arab States, and the Arab Women Organization will hold a “High-Level Conference on Progress Made in the Implementation of Beijing after Twenty-Five Years” on 28 November 2019 at the Kempinski Hotel in Amman, Jordan.

UN Women announces Beijing+25 Youth Task Force

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

UN Women is pleased to announce the “Beijing+25 Youth Task Force”, comprising of 30 young leaders from different youth-led and youth-serving organizations, with diverse areas of expertise and from all regions of the world.

The Generation Equality Forum – Save the date!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Generation Equality Forum is a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City, Mexico, on 7-8 May 2020 and culminate in Paris, France, on 7-10 July 2020.

The Tunis Forum on Gender Equality

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Women, youth, champions of gender equality from all corners of the world gather in Tunis to take stock of progress made on women’s rights, leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This will be the first of many global meetings leading up to the year 2020, calling for actions to accelerate progress and protect the hard-won gains of women’s rights.

International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place on 8 March, is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”.

United Nations agencies and civil society organizations call for the repeal of gender-discriminatory nationality laws

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

UN Women, UNICEF, UNHCR and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights urge Member States to uphold gender-equal nationality laws at the High-Level Political Forum

Syrian women in Brussels to bring their case for humanitarian aid and peace in the region

Monday, April 23, 2018

Where: Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU, Square de Meeus 30, Brussels) When: on Tuesday, April 24 at 18:00 (CEST) Media interviews from 17.00-17.45 . What : A group of international agencies are to host a ‘side event’ at which ten Syrian women will be presenting their different individual perspectives on the conflict – now in its eighth year. Some of them will be available for media interviews. The ‘side event’ will take the form of a discussion...

Call for Proposal for Regional Network

Thursday, November 16, 2017

UN Women Regional Office for Arab States is looking to establish a Regional Network on Gender and Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE). The purpose of the network is to facilitate cross-learning and regional dialogue on gender and PVE. Details are outlined in the call for proposal .   The deadline for receiving proposals is: 23:59 on 29 November 2017.

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