Nepalese Peacekeeper Serving in Democratic Republic of the Congo to Receive 2021 United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year Award, 9 November

5 Nov

The United Nations Department of Peace Operations announced that Superintendent Sangya Malla of Nepal, currently serving in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), will be named the 2021 United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year.  Superintendent Malla will be presented the award by United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres at a virtual ceremony on 9 November.

Secretary-General Appoints Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan Executive Director of UN-Women

13 Sep

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with Member States and the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), today announced the appointment of Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN-Women.

Greater Partnership Key to Prevent Plight of Vulnerable Women, Children from Worsening Amid COVID-19, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council Event

30 Jul

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to a virtual side event of the Economic and Social Council’s High-Level Political Forum on “Equity in the era of COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals:  Improving Accountability for the Health and Rights of Vulnerable Women, Children and Adolescents”, on 13 July: