‘During her recent visit to South Africa, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, took the opportunity to meet with the UN Country Team which comprises heads of UN agencies in South Africa. Ms Mlambo-Ngcuka is based at UN Women Headquarters in New York, but as she hails from South Africa, she takes a personal interest in the work the UN undertakes here.
Part of UN Women’s role is to hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress. Ms Mlambo-Ngcuka enjoyed hearing of the multiple programs underway across the UN in South Africa which are helping to address the specific challenges faced by women in this country. Equally the South African UN Country team enjoyed hearing from Ms Mlambo Ngcuka on progress from UN Headquarters in New York on the ambitious global post-2015 sustainable development agenda that is expected to be adopted by UN Member States at the Special Summit on Sustainable Development in September 2015.’