Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit China from 12-15 December. During her visit, the Executive Director will meet with government authorities, the All-China Women’s Federation, UN country team representatives, media and private sector members.
Present in China since 1998, UN Women works in partnership with the governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donors, communities and networks to advance gender equality, in line with China’s commitment to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The programmes in place include training future policy makers in gender-sensitive research and policy making; making gender data and women’s issues visible through generation of evidence-based data, statistics and reports; fostering an environment for equal employment and career development opportunities, challenging barriers that women face; and empowering rural women through climate change resilience.
During the visit, the Executive Director will discuss UN Women partnership with China for bolstering innovative programmes and strategies for gender equality and women’s empowerment. A range of issues will be discussed, from the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action—adopted during the Forth Women’s World Conference in China in 1995—to the opportunity to support China’s leadership in south–south cooperation and incorporating a strong gender lens into all initiatives. The Executive Director will also have two dialogues with youth and civil society organizations on the advancements and challenges faced inside and outside China on women’s economic empowerment, political participation and Ending Violence against Women, among others.