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Media Advisory: Launch of the Regional Health Alliance

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.

Media Advisory: Launch of the Regional Gender Justice and Equality before the Law in the Arab States Region Report

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.

Media Advisory: Regional review of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

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.

Media Advisory: Regional Meeting on the Planning and Implementation of Prevalence Surveys on Violence against Women in the Arab States

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.

Media Advisory: The first Steering Committee Meeting to Launch the Joint Programme on advancing the Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine

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,...

Media Advisory: Beijing+25 Youth and Inter-Generational Forum in the Arab States

Sunday, August 25, 2019

UN WOMEN MEDIA ADVISORY For immediate release  Media Contacts: Diego De La Rosa, +971 50 6862 312, diego.delarosa[at] Nourhan El-Nagdy, +20 12 8280 8644, nourhan.elnagdy[at] 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...

Media Advisory: Launch of “Progress of the World’s Women 2019: Families in a Changing World”

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.

Launching Implementation of Jordan National Action Plan (Jonap) on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, A Regional Conference

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...

Costing the Economic Impact of Violence against Women in the Arab Region to Be Released This Week

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...

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