POST 2015, UNICEF, UN Women and UNDP, July 8 ( NYC )

PARTICIPATORY MONITORING AND ACCOUNTABILITY: CRITICAL COMPONENTS FOR THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA Side Event to the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) Hosted by Governments of Canada, Peru, Republic of Korea Supported by UNICEF, UN Women and UNDP Time and Venue: Date: 8 July 2014 Time: 12:45-1:15 PM: Light lunch available 1:15 – 2:30 PM: Panel Presentation and Q&A Venue: UN Secretariat North Lawn Building, Conference Room 7, New York Over the last two years the UN system … [Read more...]

UN Women, Virtual Dialogue 16th June – 4th July

Community of Practice Gender Training Upcoming Virtual Dialogue on Transformation The UN Women Community of Practice will be holding its third Virtual Dialogue from 16th June – 4th July, on the topic of Transformation through Training for Gender Equality.  The overall objective of the Virtual Dialogue is to work collectively towards the development of a theory of transformation through training for gender equality in order to make the practice of training for gender … [Read more...]

Say Thanks on International Day of UN Peacekeepers‏

Earlier this year, I visited the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, where I met a mother who fled South Sudan with her four children amid the country’s ongoing violence. Sadly, her story is not unique. More than 1 million people in South Sudan have been displaced, and while some have fled to other nations, most of them remain in the country. In the midst of this brutal conflict, United Nations peacekeepers are on the ground, working to protect vulnerable civilians. As this International Day of UN … [Read more...]

THE SURVIVOR STORIES PROJECT, VAW

THE SURVIVOR STORIES PROJECT: Christine Davis, 46, Germany and USA The Pixel Project is proud to present the Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project in honour of Mother’s Day 2014. The project runs throughout the month of May 2014 and features an interview per day with a survivor of any form of violence against women (VAW) including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, female genital mutilation, forced/child marriage, sex trafficking, breast ironing etc. A total of 31 VAW survivor … [Read more...]

UN Women responds to girl’s death

The Asia and the Pacific region contains some of the world’s most powerful economies—and two-thirds of its poorest people. Rich in political, cultural and other forms of diversity, it faces common challenges from stark socioeconomic disparities, including those linked to gender. Many countries have made formal commitments to gender equality, but implementation is undercut by a variety of factors, from limited resources to inconsistencies in upholding laws to upheaval from natural … [Read more...]

Commission on the Status of Women, 10 to 21 March 2014

The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. The CSW is instrumental in … [Read more...]

CSW58 (2014)

The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attend the session. Themes Priority theme: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls. Review theme: Access and participation of … [Read more...]

DESA, Key events for development in 2014

Looking ahead at key events for development in 2014 As 2013 came full circle, DESA News got an exclusive interview with the department’s Under-Secretary-General, Mr. Wu Hongbo, who shared some of the past year’s gains as well as some highlights for an eventful and action-packed new 2014. “We will discharge our mandates […] and do whatever we can to make our work a success next year,” said Mr. Wu. During an intense and activity-filled 2013, UN DESA has worked in many … [Read more...]

Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Areas

UN Women: National Program on the Promotion of Green Inclusive Production Chains Managed by Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Areas   … [Read more...]

Gender and Corruption

Is corruption different for men and women? For decades, gender sensitivity has been part of project design in a range of international development and assistance programmes, including anti-corruption efforts. The concept simply acknowledges that different policies and programmes have differing impacts on men and on women. But has enough been done to make programme design practices gender-sensitive? And do we need women-specific anti-corruption projects? The UN Development Programme … [Read more...]

16 Days of Activism Campaign, Debi Nova

For the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, I am taking action with my friends at Say NO – UNiTE to end violence against women and girls. I wear orange because I want women in violent relationships to know that there’s a way out. It can happen to anyone! I was in a relationship that was violent. It took me years to speak about it. I got out, because I have a great support system in my family. A lot of people don’t have this kind of support, and I want to let them know that they are not alone. … [Read more...]

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