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17 July, 2018

Is the world on track to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030? Where is the world making progress, and where efforts need to be intensified? 

On 9-18 July 2018, the world came together at the High-level Political Forum...

6 July, 2018

New ILO report highlights inadequate policy responses to the rising demand and quantifies the extent of the care burden on women.

GENEVA (ILO news) - Investment in the care economy needs to be doubled to avert a looming global...

26 June, 2018

UN Women organized the National Conference on “Standards of Equal Representation and Participation in Politics: One Year from Local Elections”, in collaboration with the Albanian Parliament.

The Conference brought together high-level...

7 June, 2018

“Women and Men in Albania”, the most recent collection of gender statistics in the country was launched today by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) and UN Women with financial support of the Austrian Development Agency. The publication...

7 June, 2018

“If Tirana had a gender, it would be a woman”, this is how the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, addressed the municipal council when it approved the Gender Equality Action Plan. The municipal council, with 51% women’s representation, unanimously...

17 May, 2018

“Yes, I am a lesbian, but I am a human being first,” this is how Briselda, a young woman from Tirana, starts telling her story for Dritare.net. She became aware of her sexual orientation ten years ago; she was only 15 at the time. She presents as...

17 April, 2018

The Deputy Prime Minister of Albania Senida Mesi led a High-Level consultation dedicated to Albania’s progress towards the achievement of Agenda 2030, bringing together government, development partners, civil society and the...

10 March, 2018

United Nations Agencies in Albania embarked on a week-full of activities aiming to bring into spotlight gender inequalities and women’s rights and call on society to act for empowerment of women living in urban and rural areas.

 Elbasan-...

8 March, 2018

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Albania organized the roundtable "Challenges and Opportunities to Achieve Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Rural Girls" with the...

8 March, 2018

United Nations and World Bank have a message.