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A digital generation where every girl counts

While the pandemic accelerated the transition to online learning, working and networking, it also heightened the risks of women and girls of being left behind.  


Women’s empowerment key to Western Balkans’ efforts to build back better from the pandemic

If we fail to adopt a gender perspective in our responses to the pandemic, we fail to build resilient societies and reinforce growing inequalities.  


When it comes to decision-making, women must move from the margins to the mainstream

25 years after the landmark Beijing women’s conference, politics remains overwhelmingly the domain of men. Today, women are not even a quarter of all elected politicians in the world.  


Women can spacewalk. But can they cross the gender line?

All nine just-announced 2019 Nobel science laureates are male—despite a significant and growing cohort of female contenders. Nor is women’s contribution to science a recent phenomenon. Yet women…  



Regional Director's speech at the "Acting Together for the SDGs” conference

Speech by Ms. Mirjana Spoljaric Egger at the "Acting Together for the SDGs” conference in Bratislava.  


Regional Director’s remarks at the Forum on Innovations in Anti-corruption

Regional Director’s remarks at the Forum on Innovations in Anti-corruption  


Regional director's remarks at launch of youth employment project in Uzbekistan

Regional director's remarks at launch of youth employment project in Uzbekistan  


Regional Director’s remarks at 2019 Global Festival of Action

Welcoming remarks by Ms. Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Europe and the CIS, at 2019 Global Festival of Action.  


Regional Director's statement at the Western Balkans Digital Summit

Welcoming remarks by Ms. Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Europe and the CIS, at the Western Balkans Digital Summit.  

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