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Ashley Judd Appointed New UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador

Mar 17, 2016 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, March 15 2016 – Ashley Judd speaks at a press conference on her appointment as the UN Population Fund’s (UNFPA) new Goodwill Ambassador today at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire United Nations, March 15 2016 – Acclaimed humanitarian, actor and writer, Ashley Judd, was appointed UNFPA’s newest Goodwill Ambassador today. “Ashley and UNFPA will be joining forces to raise awareness of the huge work that still needs to be done across the world to stop women dying giving life and to empower women to choose when and how often to [Read More]

CSW60: Forum On Women’s Empowerment

Mar 11, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, March 10 2016 – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), briefs journalists on the sixtieth session of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW60), scheduled to take place at UN headquarters from 14 to 24 March 2016. Also addressing the press with her was Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, CSW Chair and Permanent Representative of Brazil to the UN. Photo by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire   by Britta Schmitz   UNITED NATIONS, March 11 2016 – The empowerment of women and ending violence against women [Read More]

UNiTE to End Violence against Women

Nov 26, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, November 25 2015 Speaking at a commemorative event at United Nations Headquarters, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said that ending violence against women and girls is a top priority for achieving the UN’s founding mission of peace, development and human rights. Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the launch of UN Women’s civil society-driven 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign which will last until Human Rights Day on 10 December. The Secretary-General stressed,   “This year I am especially concerned about the impact of violent extremism on women and girls. [Read More]

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