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Message from the President

I am thrilled to welcome you to our updated UN Women National Committee Canada (UNWNCC) website. The timing of this is very appropriate, as this is the time of year when we give thanks, reflect on the year’s challenges and accomplishments, and begin to look forward with excitement and optimism to the New Year and the many opportunities it will bring. Read More...

Featured Videos

 

Implementing The MDGs For Women And Girls - CSW58

From 10-21 March 2014, the 58th Commission on the Status of Women focused on the "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls."
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International Women's Day

(Mar 08, 2014)
Celebrated annually on 8 March, the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day is: "Equality for women is progress for all". This year, International Women's Day will be commemorated at UN headquarters in New York on 7 March, on the eve of the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which begins on 10 March. The event is expected to be attended by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, among other dignitaries.

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Newsletter

(Feb 11, 2014)
UN Women National Committee Canada is delighted to share it's first newsletter for 2014. Read exclusive interviews with Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, see what President Almas Jiwani had to say at the Women and Youth in Agriculture at African Summit in Berlin, and Magna Carta's Canadian Odyssey.

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UN Women's #HeForShe campaign

HeForShe is a new equality branding campaign, in which men all over the world are being encouraged to speak out against the inequalities faced by women and girls. Check it out!

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Welcome to New UN Women Executive Director

UN Women National Committee Canada would like to welcome Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka in her new role as Executive Director of UN Women. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka brings to her position a wealth of experience. Previously, she was a Member of Parliament for South Africa, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of Minerals and Energy and was the first woman Deputy President. Her appointment was announced by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on July 10, 2013, and she was sworn in on August 19, 2013. Read More...

16 Days of Activism

(Dec, 2013)
In December 2013, UN Women National Committee Canada participated in the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign. This campaign seeks to mobilize communities around the world to eliminate all forms of violence carried out on the grounds of gender.

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Featured Video

(Oct, 2013)
A Hand Up: UN Women and Coca-Cola South Africa Partner to Economically Empower Women short blurb to link can say: Fifty-one-year-old restauranteur Ayda Ramatsiba Maphefo and 36-year-old food vendor Moetsana Sehtlabo improved their sales and business strategies through a mentoring programme that was delivered by Hand in Hand Southern Africa through the recent partnership between UN Women and Coca-Cola South Africa. Read More...

This UN Women Ad Reveals Sexism in Google Searches

(Oct 21, 2013)
See what genuine Google searches reveal in a series of ads, developed for UN Women by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, to illustrate the widespread prevalence of sexism and discrimination against women. Read More...

   

MDG Momentum: 1,000 Days of Action Remain

As of April 5, 2013, only 1,000 days remain until the end of 2015 -- the target date for achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The eight MDGs provide an internationally agreed blueprint that countries and leading development institutions signed onto in 2000. gender equality and women’s empowerment is a cornerstone to accelerating and sustaining MDG progress and furthering all the Goals. With 1,000 Days to achieve the MDGs, efforts have to accelerate action and scale up what works. Read More...

About UN Women - International

UN Women is an international organization that promotes initiatives on gender - empowerment and equality with assistance from 16 National Committees, 15 sub-regional offices and 46 project offices across the world. The map on the left shows the global distribution of UN Women activity in various shades accross the world. Read More...

 

Almas Jiwani Receives Interim Place's Women of Courage Award

(February 2, 2013)
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada, was honoured with the 2013 Woman of Courage Award. Recognized at Interim Place's Rays of Hope Gala in Toronto, Ms. Jiwani delivered the keynote address, speaking on the importance of investing in women and girls, the importance of supporting women's organizations locally, and the ongoing issue of violence against women locally and globally. The award recognizes individuals who have overcome adversity and have championed the cause of women locally, nationally and around the world. Past recipients of this award include Jane Fonda, Erin Brokovich, Kim Phuc and Betty Mahmoody. Read More...

 

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