A Defining Week

When a diplomat called September 25-30, 2015, “a defining week”, he was pointing to three critical events taking place at the United Nations: more than 150 Heads of State or Heads of Government spoke during the annual General Debate at the beginning of the 70th Session of the General Assembly, with the situation in Syria dominating many speeches; the adoption of Agenda 2030, the Post 2015 Development Agenda, with an address by Pope Francis...
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One Woman

Launched on March 8, 2013, International Women's Day, the song One Woman is like a theme song for UN Women. Numerous persons from around the world - singers, musicians, ordinary people, men and women - have contributed to this inspiring song and video.

A Call to Action

To watch the video address by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, please click here. To read her statement and other information related to ending violence against women ...

World Habitat Day

Half the world’s people now live in towns and cities. In little more than a generation, two-thirds of the global population will be urban. As the proportion of humanity living in the urban environment grows, so too does the need to strengthen the urban focus of our efforts to reduce global poverty ... "

The General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) is a principal organ of the United Nations (UN) in which all 193 Member States of the UN participate. Each member country, whether small or large, poor or rich, has a seat at the table and has one vote. The General Assembly is the world’s prime multilateral body and is often referred to as “the international community.”


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