Wednesday, March 4, 2020
An alliance of several international health and development partners are launching a Regional Health Alliance hosted by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Marking International Human Rights Day, UNDP, in partnership with UN Women, UNFPA and ESCWA, will be launching a new regional report, entitled “Gender Justice & Equality Before the Law in the Arab States Region: Analysis of Progress and Challenges.” The report brings a unique regional lens to laws and law enforcement practises – examining social and economic contexts in which laws are made and pointing to examples of good practice from across the region to encourage exchanges of experience and ideas to advance gender justice.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
High-level conference to discuss the Arab region’s priorities for the next five years in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment, based on an assessment of the progress made and gaps identified in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 25 years after its adoption. The meeting is expected to conclude with the adoption of a declaration that will reflect the Arab position on the subject, to be presented at the 64th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, to be held in New York in March 2020.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
UN Women, WHO, and UN ESCWA are organizing a meeting to bring together relevant partners in the Arab States region to discuss a way forward in advancing methods and strategies to measure violence against women (VAW) in line with globally agreed methodological and ethical standards.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Partners to the joint programme “Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine” will gather for the first steering committee meeting on 03 October 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. With the presence of high-level representatives of national institutions of the three partner countries, representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations, the civil society, as well as representatives of the implementing UN agencies, UN Women and ILO,...
Sunday, August 25, 2019
UN WOMEN MEDIA ADVISORY For immediate release Media Contacts: Diego De La Rosa, +971 50 6862 312, diego.delarosa[at]unwomen.org Nourhan El-Nagdy, +20 12 8280 8644, nourhan.elnagdy[at]unwomen.org WHAT: In the lead up to the 25 th anniversary commemoration of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 2020, the UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States will host a Youth and Inter-Generational Forum with youth leaders and gender experts to prepare a youth...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The 2019 edition of Progress of the World’s Women, to be released on 25 June, is an extensive assessment of the reality of families today, taking into account sweeping economic, demographic, political and social transformation.
Monday, February 4, 2019
When: Wednesday, 6 February, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Thursday, 7 February, 10.00am – 3.30pm. Where: King Hussein bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea, Jordan Held under the esteemed patronage of the Prime Minister of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Razzaz, the Government of Jordan - in partnership with UN Women and with the generous support of the Governments of the Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain, and United Kingdom – is convening a regional conference to discuss critical issues...
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Beirut, Lebanon October 4, 2017-18:30 (Beirut Time) - Beirut Sursock Museum What: The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA); the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); the Swedish Institute in Alexandria; and the Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University (LAU) have joined hands to launch the outcome of the first phase of a riveting project on “Estimating the...