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The Deputy Secretary – General – The 15th Nelson Mandela Annual lecture “Centring Gender : Reducing Inequality through Inclusion and Sustainability

By | 25 November 2017

Cape Town, 25 November 2017 [salutations] I am deeply grateful to the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Board of Trustees for this tremendous honour. As Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and a former Minister in my country, I have been fortunate to experience many remarkable moments in my life, but few have been more humbling than… Read More »

UN peacekeeper in DR Congo honoured for combatting sexual violence on the frontlines

By | 16 November 2017

15 November 2017 – United Nations peacekeeper Major Seitebatso Pearl Block was commended on Wednesday for developing a Mission-wide, short message service (SMS) campaign to combat gender-based abuse by connecting with women in remote parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “I’m very happy, I’m proud to have been recognized for the good that… Read More »

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Appointed for a Second Term

By | 4 July 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with Member States and the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), announced today the appointment of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka of South Africa as Executive Director of UN-Women for a further term of four years.