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“Take intense measures” to accelerate women’s full and equal participation in politics, leaders say in Chile

27 February 2015

More than 300 global leaders gathered today in Santiago, Chile, to take part in a high-level conference on women in power and decision-making as part of UN Women’s global Beijing+20 campaign. It aims to galvanize political support to achieve gender equality and honour commitments made by 189 governments to uphold the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More

Beijing+20 and Mobile Learning Week 2015

20 February 2015

Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will open the week-long gathering in Paris, which will focus on how mobile technology can be leveraged to empower and improve education for women and girls everywhere. More

UN Women launches global campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Women in Beijing at the Apollo Theatre

23 June 2014

The launch event of UN Women's global campaign “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” to mark the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Women in Beijing, will take place on Thursday, 26 June 2014, from 5–7 p.m. at the Apollo Theater in New York. More

Major global event for Beijing+20 campaign in Sweden

12 June 2014

On Saturday 14 June 2014, UN Women will host the first in a series of global events as part of the Beijing+20 Campaign, which commemorates the 20-year anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the visionary Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Focused on ensuring the human rights of women, the event will be held in collaboration with the Government of Sweden and the Nordic Forum in Malmö, Sweden. More

Beijing+20: Empowering women, Empowering humanity. Picture it!

22 May 2014

Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women. There, 189 governments adopted a visionary roadmap for gender equality: the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Some 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists pictured a world where women and girls had equal rights, freedom and opportunity in every sphere of life. More

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