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Tonga Climate Finance and Risk Governance Assessment underway

UNDP TongaA national Climate Finance and Risk Governance (CFRG) Assessment is being undertaken by Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning. The study assesses Tonga’s national plans and policies on climate change and disaster risk reduction, funding sources, expenditure and public financial management, institutional coordination, human capacity, development effectiveness, and gender and social inclusiveness.  Continue reading

Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!

Beijing20UNWMastheaden gifUN Women has launched a major campaign in the lead-up to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. A year of activities around the world will aim to mobilize governments and citizens alike to picture a world where gender equality is a reality and to join a global conversation on empowering women to empower humanity.  Continue reading

Applications Open for the 2014 SEED Awards

UN Women and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are supporting the SEED Awards 2014 – an initiative that aims to help the most promising start-up entrepreneurs, women-led enterprises and other social and environmental inspiring businesses to integrate ideas and proposals to address pressing local issues. Continue reading

UN Women: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Consultation

Regional Director of UN Women Asia and the Pacific and Representative in Thailand and Co-Chair of Thematic Working Group for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, Roberta Clarke spoke at the Asia-Pacific Civil Society Consultation for the 20-year Review of Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and for the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.  Continue reading

The UN Constitutional: The Inaugural Newsletter on United Nations Constitutional Support

The United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA) and Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and UN Women have published the inaugural issue of “The UN Constitutional.” Continue reading

Law for women’s protection passes unanimously in Tonga

As many as three in four women have experienced physical or sexual violence in the Pacific Island nation of Tonga, according to a National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Tonga released in 2012. Yet until now, there was no law to criminalize domestic violence or establish prompt police safety and protection orders or prevention measures. Continue reading

New chief of UN Women highlights girls’ education as priority to combat poverty, boost development

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Nanette Braun, Chief of Communications and Advocacy, address press. Photo: UN WomenEducation, economic empowerment, and reproductive rights were three key building blocks for eliminating poverty and achieving women’s emancipation, the new head of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) told reporters in New York. In her first press conference at Continue reading