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UN Women Executive Director highlights stronger collaboration in first press conference © UN Women

In her first press conference as Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stressed the organization’s urgent need for funding to sustain work on its key priority areas, and to ensure gender equality features prominently in the post-2015 Development Agenda.

Speaking about her vision for the organization and immediate priorities against the backdrop of important opportunities to further gender equality and women’s empowerment, such as the Bejing+20 review and the UN’s post-2015 agenda, she highlighted the need to strengthen collaboration with Governments, the UN system, civil society and the private sector. She also stressed the need for targeted approaches to programmes, with interventions adapted to the realities of each country

(Source: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2013/9/un-women-executive-director-highlights-stronger-collaboration-in-first-press-conference)