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E-mail Fraud Alert

It has come to the attention of UNIFEM that fraudulent e-mail messages have been circulating the Internet. The messages, allegedly from UNIFEM or UNIFEM staff members, state falsely that recipients have been selected to receive money awards from UNIFEM and ask recipients for their personal and bank account information.

Please note that UNIFEM does not provide money awards to individuals nor does it request personal or banking information through e-mail messages. Such messages are “phishing scams” designed to steal recipients’ identities and money. We urge recipients not to reply to them — please report and forward them to

UN Climate Change Talks 2010

UN Climate Change Talks 2010

The international community gathers in Cancun, Mexico, 29 November – 10 December 2010 for the next round of negotiations under The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Governments remain determined to progress on the common objective to combat climate change, address the needs of the most vulnerable, and transition to a green global economy. UNIFEM (part of UN Women) and its partners have stressed that the response set out in a new climate agreement must be gender-sensitive. read more
UNIFEM & the Global Gender and Climate Alliance
Outreach: Stakeholder Forum Newsletter
Facts & Figures on Gender & Climate Change

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women launched a new giving promotion at the annual commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at UN headquarters in New York. By texting the word UNITE to 27722, people in the United States can donate $10 to the UN Trust Fund for programmes and services on the ground. read more
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UN Secretary-General’s remarks at the event
Statement of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet
Statement of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Say NO–UNiTE Initiative Records More than One Million Actions

Say NO–UNiTE Initiative Records More than One Million Actions

More than 1 million actions have been registered with UNIFEM’s Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women initiative as of 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The online effort was launched one year ago to provide a platform for individuals, civil society groups and governments to showcase and record their activities on the issue. It is a direct contribution to the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women. read more lea más et aussi

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women – Call for Proposals

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women – Call for Proposals

Civil society organizations, governments, and UN Country Teams (working in partnerships with governments and civil society) are invited to submit applications for grants of a minimum of US$100,000 up to a maximum of US$1 million for a period of two to three years. The deadline for applications is 20 January 2011. read more
Application Guidelines

New Global Initiative to Make Cities Safer for Women

New Global Initiative to Make Cities Safer for Women

UNIFEM (part of UN Women) has launched its innovative Safe Cities programme in five cities around the world. Each will test new strategies to stop epidemic rates of violence against women and girls in urban areas. The programme is the first cross-regional initiative dedicated to making cities safer for them, while improving the quality of life for all city dwellers. read morelea más et aussi
Remarks by Ms. Inés Alberdi