An ex-Deputy President of South Africa becomes the Director of UN Women
Participants of the International and intermunicipal gender forum “Dialogue without Borders” have referred Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka their congratulations on her being appointed as Executive Director of UN Women.
The leading UN organization for promotion of gender equality and the International gender forum in Volgograd have many common views, goals and objectives on gender policy. Moreover, the Forum’s work has always been based on the materials and literature issued by the subregional office of UN Women.
As the letter goes, “The gender forum in Volgograd is a platform where the projects of UN Women can be realized among municipalities – primary units in the structure of each state. We do believe that your appointment as the Executive Director of UN Women will make our hopes for closer cooperation come true! We wish you, dear Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, further accomplishments in your noble work, the realization of all your projects, well-being, health, peace and prosperity!”
Born in 1955, Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka became the first woman to take office of the Deputy President of South Africa (2005-2008). In 2008, she established the “Umlambo” Foundation with the aim to train teachers and supervisors to provide support to schools in impoverished areas in South Africa. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka is married, with 3 children.