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ESCWA Award for Gender Equality

ESCWA Award for Gender Equality

The first ESCWA Award on Advancing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was presented by Ms. Rima Khalaf, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social…

59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women / Beijing+20 (2015)

59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women / Beijing+20 (2015)

The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York, tentatively scheduled for 9-20 March 2015. Representatives of Member…

Equality for women tops agenda for ECLAC

Equality for women tops agenda for ECLAC

(Op-Ed by Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and current Coordinator of the Regional Commissions) As we come to the end of…

Dominican Republic Will Host the 12th Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Dominican Republic Will Host the 12th Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

The situation of Latin American and Caribbean women is once more at the heart of regional debate thanks to the meeting organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and…

ESCWA Discusses Violence against Women and Girls: Eliminating it is not the Sole Responsibility of the State

ESCWA Discusses Violence against Women and Girls: Eliminating it is not the Sole Responsibility of the State

On 8 March 2013, ESCWA commemorated International Women’s Day in its Beirut headquarters, in the presence of UN officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations working on women’s rights, and a host…