UN Women Training Centre

The UN Women Training Centre is pleased to announce the online Community of Practice (CoP) on Training for Gender Equality is now part of our eLearning Campus. This online community and platform aims to support the informed discussion and reflection on the current trends of training and capacity development for gender equality, the collection and dissemination of good practices and the identification of institutions, opportunities and resources for training for gender equality at the global … [Read more...]

Diane McKinley, FIRMA Energywear

FIRMA energywear is made of a polyamide-based yarn that have had bioactive minerals incorporated into the matrix of the yarn itself. Previous fabrics achieved similar results using coatings and capsulesembedded into the yarn, but those would wear out with washes. FIRMA’s effects will never wash outas they are part of the yarn itself, making it a great innovation in the world of shapewear & fashion. FIRMA energywear is made with the only yarn relying on a sophisticated polyamide 66 polymer … [Read more...]

The Women of the Fortune 500 List: Traits and Strategies to Learn From

Although there are plenty of female CEO's and entrepreneurs making headlines these days, historically the Fortune 500 list has been reserved mostly for males, with women only accounting for 4.4% of the list as of October, 2015. In other words, out of 500 members there were only 23 female CEOs (last year there were 24). On the bright side, Mary Barra reached #6, obtaining a higher spot than any woman CEO to come before her. These stats can motivate businesswomen everywhere to take action within … [Read more...]

World Peace Day – Sept 21

"The people of the world have asked us to shine a light on a future of promise and opportunity. Member States have responded with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development... It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms. An agenda for the planet, our common home. An agenda for shared prosperity, peace and partnership." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in … [Read more...]

Women refugees and migrants

On 19 September, on the occasion of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Heads of State and Governments will come together at the first-ever high-level summit for refugees and migrants to discuss a “Global Compact for Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration” and a “Global Compact on Responsibility-Sharing for Refugees”. Ahead of the Summit, learn more about women refugees and migrants and UN Women's efforts to realize their rights. The issue Today, around the world, people are on the … [Read more...]

How Women Can Climb the Corporate Ladder Faster

We’ve heard it often: women need to work twice or three times as hard to succeed in a man’s world of corporate management and top-level jobs. Although pay equality and lack of opportunities for women are still prominent problems we face in real life, there are more ways to climb the corporate ladder than ever before. In fact, there are many opportunities for women to fill top-level positions and push their careers forward. These next several tips will help you get started with your own journey … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Jobs in Public Health

In this day and age, demand is growing immensely for all kinds of professionals in the public health sector. The highest salaried public health workers can averagely earn $88,500 to $93,910 annually. With the number and scope of jobs becoming available in the public health sector expanding, it provides a better opportunity for you. Here are the five top jobs in public health. Health and Safety Engineer Being a health and safety engineer means that your work primarily focuses on scientific … [Read more...]

The Virtual Dialogue, OCT 21

Theory of Change and Feminist Pedagogies in Training for Gender Equality This Virtual Dialogue aims to articulate theories of change for training for gender equality; and how feminist pedagogical principles can be applied to training to evoke such change. The unique event will draw together an exceptionally broad audience, including the 1,600 members of the Training Centre's Community of Practice (CoP), experts, practitioners, researchers, academics and development organisations in a … [Read more...]

Women More Likely to Get a College Degree Than Men

Both men and women are pursuing higher education today, both on the undergraduate level and on the graduate level, in order to gain access to a variety of fantastic job opportunities, as well as to advance their careers, to earn a higher salary, and to become more valuable in the workplace in myriad fields. But it turns out that the latest research is proving that women are actually more likely than men to get a college degree. Continue reading to learn about this interesting research. Young … [Read more...]

Happy Eid al-Adha!

We wish a Happy Eid and many blessings to all who are celebrating this holyday! Eid al-Adha today is one of the two most important festivals in the Muslim calendar observed and celebrated worldwide other being Eid al-Fitr. But its considered to be holier of the two festivals. It is also known as "Sacrifice Feast" or "Bakr-Eid". Eid al-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the 12th and the last Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar. Eid al-Adha celebrations … [Read more...]

The Meaning of 999 in Numerology

September 9,2016 is quite a significant day in numerology, for together we embrace a ‘9’ Day, in a ‘9’ Month and in a ‘9’ Year (2+0+1+6=9)…. 999 day of potent frequency. To understand the significance of the 999 energy for this coming Friday 9 September 2016 (including the 18th September & 27th September), lets look at the individual components that weave together to create a synergy of divine potential this month. A little about Numerology Numerology is a most ancient and mystical art … [Read more...]

World Peace Day Celebration 2016, SEPT 18 in Toronto, Canada

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Key Issues At The UN 71st General Assembly

Key Issues At The UN General Assembly During the opening of the 71st United Nations General Assembly this month, global leaders will come together at the UN to advance solutions for the world's most urgent challenges. UN Foundation Senior Vice President Susan Myers previews 2016's biggest topics and shares how you can get involved. In just a few weeks, the world will come to New York for the opening of the next session of the UN General Assembly – what is often called “UN General … [Read more...]

5 Of The Best Things a Mother Can Do for Her Children

Being a mother is definitely one of the best jobs on the planet. From the first second that your child enters your life, you’ll experience love like no other and a need to protect like you’ve never felt before. Becoming and being a mother is a very emotional experience that nobody can prepare you for. Many people panic before welcoming their first child, thinking that they won’t be able to provide it with all of the care and knowledge that it will need. In reality, as soon as the child arrives … [Read more...]

Summit for Refugees and Migrants,19 Sept

Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September The United Nations General Assembly will convene the Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September 2016 to guide the development of a global approach to addressing large movements of persons across international borders. The political declaration adopted at the Summit will strengthen the commitment to ensuring the human rights, safety and dignity of all refugees and migrants, and will set in motion a process to create a more predictable, … [Read more...]

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