To mark Saturday’s International Women’s Day, men leaders are standing up for women’s empowerment and changing the concept of masculinity to achieve gender equality. “I have a message for my fellow men and boys – play your part. All benefit when women and girls can reach their full potential,” said Ban Ki-moon. Share this image to show you believe that equality for women is progress for all! Find out more at heforshe.org.

To mark Saturday’s International Women’s Day, men leaders are standing up for women’s empowerment and changing the concept of masculinity to achieve gender equality. 

“I have a message for my fellow men and boys – play your part. All benefit when women and girls can reach their full potential,” said Ban Ki-moon. 

Share this image to show you believe that equality for women is progress for all! 

Find out more at heforshe.org.

Saturday is International Women’s Day and you can join events at UN Headquarters in New York this week to mark the Day! The Day will be officially commemorated Friday and you can watch live webcast of the commemoration where Ban Ki-moon, senior UN officials, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others will be in attendance.
On Thursday, you can also watch via webcast a joint UN and Enough Project event to be attended by actor and activist Robin Wright.   Follow using #ElevatePeace.

Saturday is International Women’s Day and you can join events at UN Headquarters in New York this week to mark the Day!

The Day will be officially commemorated Friday and you can watch live webcast of the commemoration where Ban Ki-moon, senior UN officials, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others will be in attendance.

On Thursday, you can also watch via webcast a joint UN and Enough Project event to be attended by actor and activist Robin Wright.   Follow using #ElevatePeace.

13 February is World Radio Day — a day to celebrate radio as a medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide.Yet, there is a gender gap in radio content and management: women reporters & hosts get less airtime than men; and fewer women are in executive positions.Through World Radio Day celebrations around the world, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is committed to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

13 February is World Radio Day — a day to celebrate radio as a medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide.

Yet, there is a gender gap in radio content and management: women reporters & hosts get less airtime than men; and fewer women are in executive positions.

Through World Radio Day celebrations around the world, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is committed to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.


A new online platform to promote women’s economic empowerment is here!UN Women and the Government of Canada recently launched an online platform, the Global Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment, which aims to re-vitalize women’s economic empowerment by building connections, and providing users with tools and resources necessary to be empowered.  Get the link to this exciting new initiative here: www.empowerwomen.org

A new online platform to promote women’s economic empowerment is here!

UN Women and the Government of Canada recently launched an online platform, the Global Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment, which aims to re-vitalize women’s economic empowerment by building connections, and providing users with tools and resources necessary to be empowered.

Get the link to this exciting new initiative here: www.empowerwomen.org

Here are three important updates on the Syria crisis:

According to the World Food Programme, most of the Syrian refugees streaming into Iraq are women and children like those pictured here, including toddlers and infants with special nutritional needs.

See more WFP photos of aid work in action here: http://ow.ly/oaHJ9

On Thursday, United Nations Human Rights chief Navi Pillay said: “Whether or not chemical weapons were in fact used, it seems that once again in Syria many civilians have been killed in flagrant contravention of international law.”

Full statement: http://sm.ohchr.org/176urZc

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is asking the Syria Government to allow the UN to investigate latest allegations. Latest update here: http://ow.ly/ob0Da 

Photo credit: WFP/Abeer Etefa

Here are three important updates on the Syria crisis:

According to the World Food Programme, most of the Syrian refugees streaming into Iraq are women and children like those pictured here, including toddlers and infants with special nutritional needs.

See more WFP photos of aid work in action here: http://ow.ly/oaHJ9

On Thursday, United Nations Human Rights chief Navi Pillay said: “Whether or not chemical weapons were in fact used, it seems that once again in Syria many civilians have been killed in flagrant contravention of international law.”

Full statement: http://sm.ohchr.org/176urZc

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is asking the Syria Government to allow the UN to investigate latest allegations. Latest update here: http://ow.ly/ob0Da

Photo credit: WFP/Abeer Etefa