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More women are entering politics in Europe and Central Asia, but political parity remains distant

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, UNDP launches the online platform “Equal Future” to remind how much work remains to be done to achieve gender parity in…  


Goal 5: Gender equality


International Women’s Day

“The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”  


Switzerland Pledges US$3 million to Multi-Agency UN Programme

A US$3 million allocation from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) will support a joint UNDP, UNCDF, and UN Women programme to advance gender equality and sustainable development by…  


Women Have the Right to ‘Freedom from Fear’, say UN Officials

Senior UN officials are calling for an end to violence against women and an end to impunity for sexual abuse.  


‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

Joint statement from the Executive Directors of UNFPA & UN Women & the Administrator of UNDP  


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