This year’s observance of the International Day of Rural Women falls just after last month’s landmark adoption by world leaders of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our challenge now is to seize the opportunity offered by this inspiring new framework to transform rural women’s lives. More »
This year’s observance of World Food Day follows the landmark adoption by world leaders of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including a set of 17 goals to guide our work towards a future of dignity and prosperity for all on a healthy planet. More »
UN Women South Africa and Coca-Cola celebrate the accomplishments of Micro-entrepreneurs – iBusiness Journey Yami
UN Women and Coca-Cola South Africa hosted the iBusiness Journey Yami at Riversands Incubation Hub on 1 October 2015. This event celebrated the accomplishments of female micro-entrepreneurs from South Africa. The event was represented by 150 with more than 17 000 women reached since 2013. More »
The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals rightly include key targets for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing our vision of a life of dignity for all. More »
Seven decades ago, only 14 countries had abolished the death penalty. Today, 82 per cent have either introduced moratoria by law or in practice, or have abolished the death penalty.
This year’s observance of the World Day against the Death Penalty draws attention to this progress and focuses on the death penalty and drug crimes. More »