Annual U.N. CSW Session Examines Sustainability Links to Empowerment, Poverty, Violence

Jessica Buchleitner,  WNN Correspondent to the United Nations – WNN features (WNN) New York, New York, NORTH AMERICA –Coined the ‘busiest week for gender and women’s issues at the United Nations’ by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, delegates, diplomats, heads of states and civil society NGO leaders convened from March 14-24 at U.N. headquarters to examine […]

New UN South African Executive Director Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka begins term at UN Women

New UN South African Executive Director Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka begins term at UN Women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, of South Africa, took the oath of office today as the new head of the United Nations body tasked with promoting women’s rights and their full participation in global affairs. In a ceremony presided over by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka was sworn […]

Dropping trends in maternal mortality still show greater needs for women

Dropping trends in maternal mortality still show greater needs for women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN): UNITED NATIONS, New York, N.Y.: The number of women dying of pregnancy and childbirth related complications has almost halved in 20 years, according to new estimates released today by the United Nations, which stressed that greater progress is still needed in significantly reducing maternal deaths. The report, entitled Trends in Maternal Mortality: […]

Pacific women move toward decision leadership and greater engagement in Fiji

Pacific women move toward decision leadership and greater engagement in Fiji

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls – WNN Opinion (WNN) Opinion Suva, FIJI: “Effective participatory constitution-making has to provide for women’s equal representation in the process and outcome. No process which excludes or marginalizes the majority of the population can be representative. No constitution which has failed to fully ensure the perspectives and concerns of women can be seen […]

“Women Must Be Part of the Peace Equation”

“Women Must Be Part of the Peace Equation”

Rousbeh Legatis interviews MAVIC CABRERA-BALLEZA, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders – IPS – Thursday, 24 March, 2011 (originally published 21 March) UNITED NATIONS, Mar 21, 2011 (IPS) – Eleven years ago, 192 countries – all the United Nations member states – agreed to step up the integration of women in international peacebuilding and security processes, […]

New UN Women’s head lays out 100-day action plan

New UN Women’s head lays out 100-day action plan

New UN Women’s head lays out 100-day action plan UN News Centre – Friday, 25 February (originally published 24 Feb) The head of the new United Nations agency promoting women’s rights and full participation in global affairs laid out a 100-day action plan today, embracing a full spectrum of issues from supporting national partners to […]