Tag: UN Women

Norway and UN Women partnered up against Covid crisis in Mon and Kayin states

The partnership between Norway and UN Women on COVID response in Mon and Kayin States has achieved positive results. The partnership has focused on tackling unemployment and lack of income amongst women in IDP-camps due to the pandemic. The women have received livelihood training and several women in the IDP camps in Kayin State are…

Comic competition on Gender Equality by EU in Hong Kong and Macao now open for applications

The European Union in Hong Kong and Macao are inviting for participants in a Comic and Cartoon Competition on a topic of Gender Equality. : Participants must be between 18 and 28 years old and believe in gender equality. Unleash your creative power and picture your vision of Generation Equality. For more information and to…

Ambassador Måwe empowered women to partake in climate change action

The Swedish ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Ann Måwe participated in an event to promote women’s leadership in climate change policy on 1 September 2020. Please read Ambassador Måwe’s speech from the event here. “Excited to be at today’s launch of a partnership between UN Women, UN Environment and The Network of Vietnamese NGOs and Climate…

Norway and UN Women signed agreement in supporting women, peace and development

On 4 June 2020, the Norwegian ambassador to Myanmar, Tone Tinnes and UN Women’s Regional Director Mr. Mohammad Naciri agreed to continue successful cooperation on women, peace and development in Mon, Kayin and Kayah States and signed a new two-year agreement. The new agreement also includes strengthening women’s leadership and participation in the COVID-19 response…

Swedish Ambassador promoted women’s leadership

On 6 November Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, Staffan Herrström, participated in a panel at a seminar on promoting women’s leadership and political participation. At the seminar, the Ambassador shared experiences from women’s leadership in Swedish politics, also stressing the key factor of convincing men that they are also benefiting from gender equality. The seminar was…

Swedish speakers invited to CSR Asia Summit 2017 Bangkok

For the 2017 edition of the CSR Asia Summit – ‘Future Proofing Sustainable Business’ no less than five Swedes are on the list of speakers. Johan Bygge, Chairman – EQT Asia Pacific; Anna-Karin Jatfors, UN Women Deputy Regional Director at Regional Office for Asia-Pacific; Martin Hallberg, Children’s Rights and Business Atlas Manager, Global Child Forum;…