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Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the conviction of Bosco Ntaganda by the International Criminal Court

Monday, July 8, 2019

UN Women welcomes the conviction of Bosco Ntaganda by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 8 July 2019 for crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2002 and 2003. The former rebel leader was found guilty on 13 counts of war crimes and 5 counts of crimes against humanity, including rape, sexual slavery, displacement of civilians, and enlisting and conscripting child soldiers under the age of 15 and using them to participate actively in hostilities.

Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka warmly welcomes the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

UN Women statement for the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (19 June)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

In a statement for the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on 19 June, UN Women recounts the historic firsts this year in combatting sexual violence in conflict.

Strengthening womens access to justice to take centre stage at upcoming Session of UN General Assembly

Friday, September 21, 2012

At the High-level Meeting on the Rule of Law at National and International Levels, that is taking place during the 67th UN General Assembly, world leaders will focus on strengthening the rule of law, underlining its central role in securing international peace and security, furthering development and the achievement of universal human rights.

Statement to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, at the opening of the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), 24 January 2011.

UN Women Applauds Nobel Peace Prize Award for Women Leaders

Friday, October 7, 2011

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet applauded today’s decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to three prominent women peace leaders: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen. She made the announcement at the start of a three-country Nordic tour in which she will visit Oslo, Norway.

Justice Still Out of Reach for Millions of Women

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Flagship report from the UN’s new organization for women recognizes progress, but calls on governments to take urgent action to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world.

UN WOMEN Call For Proposals

Friday, February 11, 2011

The UN WOMEN Caribbean Office invites submission of project proposals from networks and organisations - governmental and non-governmental organisations focusing on initiatives that are most effective in advancing women’s human rights under one or more of the following thematic areas:

The Secretary-General - Message On The International Day Of Peace

Friday, September 17, 2010

Today we observe the annual International Day of Peace - a day dedicated to ceasefire and non-violence. Peace is precious. It must be nurtured, maintained, defended.

UNiTE-NCF Campaign Launch

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The regional Artistes' response to the UNiTE campaign took a significant step forward recently, with the United Nations system in Barbados forming a partnership with Barbados' leading cultural entity, the National Cultural Foundation (NCF)

Global Open Day For Women And Peace

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This October, we will mark the tenth anniversary of the Security Council's groundbreaking resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, which called for higher levels of women's involvement in peacemaking and peace-building.

Global Open Day For Women And Peace

Monday, May 31, 2010

This year's observance of World No Tobacco Day focuses on "Gender and tobacco, with an emphasis on marketing to women".

Barbados Commissioner of Police Dottin signs on to sayNOtoviolence

Monday, November 17, 2008

UNIFEM is being joined by the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police in the implementation of a 6 country programme aimed at 'Strengthening State and Community Actions to end Gender-based Violence'.

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