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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.