Mingkaman, Awerial County, September 14th, 2017, UN Women South Sudan Country Representative Ms. Funmi Balogun led a high-level delegation to Eastern Lakes State (former Lakes State) for the handover of a UN Women Empowerment Center in Mingkaman, Awerial County, Eastern Lakes State. The delegation comprised of The Japan Ambassador to South Sudan H.E. Kiya Masahiko, the Governor of Eastern Lakes State, Hon. Bor Wutchok Bor Acuil, the Under Secretary in the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare Hon. Esther Ekere Eluzai, Hon.
On the margins of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, the governments of Zambia and Canada, with support from UN Women, UNICEF, UNFPA and the African Union Commission, hosted a high-level side event for global leaders to renew their commitments and accelerate efforts to end child marriage in Africa by 2030.
Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador and Guatemala abolish discriminatory legislation which allowed this harmful practice against girls and adolescent women
UN Women and UNFPA fast track funds to Antigua and Barbuda to help women and girls
A joint effort by UN Women and UNFPA started the distribution of “dignity kits” containing basic health and hygiene products for displaced women and girls from the Caribbean island of Barbuda, as they arrived in Antigua, escaping Hurricane Irma.