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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position, having devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government, private sector and civil society and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa. From 2005 to 2008, she served as Deputy President of South Africa, overseeing programs to combat poverty and bring the advantages of a growing economy to the poor, with a particular focus on women. Prior to this, she served as Minister of Minerals and Energy from 1999 to 2005 and Deputy Minister in the Department of Trade and Industry from 1996 to 1999. She was a Member of Parliament from 1994 to 1996 as part of South Africa’s first democratic government. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka began her career as a teacher and gained international experience as a coordinator at the World YWCA in Geneva, where she established a global program for young women. She is the founder of the Umlambo Foundation, which supports leadership and education. A longtime champion of women’s rights, she is affiliated with several organizations devoted to education, women’s empowerment and gender equality. She has completed her PhD on education and technology at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
Es la hora de dar el paso para la igualdad de

Es la hora de dar el paso para la igualdad de género

¿Qué clase de mundo es éste que condena a la mitad de su población a una ciudadanía de segunda clase, en el mejor de los casos, y a la esclavitud absoluta en el peor de ellos? ¿Cuánto costaría en realidad que las mujeres del mundo desplegaran todo su potencial? ¡Cuánto se podría haber ganado!
08/03/2015 09:52 CET

EL HUFFPOST PARA 'LA CASA DE PAPEL'