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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Beijing at 20: ECOSOC launches review of progress on women’s rights
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has kick-started Beijing+20, a process to assess how far Member States and other stakeholders have come in implementing the commitments made at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing,...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa appointed as new UN Women Executive Director
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa as the new Executive Director of UN Women, the organization leading UN’s work on advancing gender equality and women’s rights. We invite...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Acting Head of UN Women Lakshmi Puri calls for Egyptian women’s voices to be heard without threat of violence
Egypt’s women have been at the heart of the vibrant civil society movement that continues to press for the rights of all Egyptians. Their participation in public life and the inclusion of their needs and priorities in any political solution is a...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Zimbabweans say yes to new Constitution strong on gender equality and women's rights
“As a woman of Zimbabwe, I personally wanted a Constitution that is fit for me,” said Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development and Member of Parliament, Jessie Majome, who participated in Zimbabwe’s Constitution-...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Chile's Bachelet leaves U.N. post amid presidential comeback calls
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced on Friday she would step down from a key U.N. post amid high expectations that the popular politician would campaign again for the top job in her homeland at a November election. Speaking at the...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Media advisory: UN Women co-sponsored events during the 57th Commission on the Status of Women, 4 – 15 March 2013
It is estimated that up to seven in ten women globally will be beaten, raped, abused, or mutilated in their lifetimes. Violence against women is universal, and is prevalent in all countries and all settings. A gross human rights violation, it...
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Michelle Bachelet remarks at lunch seminar “Women and Political Decision-Making” in Ireland
Michelle Bachelet remarks at lunch Seminar: ‘Women and Political Decision-Making’ hosted by the National Women’s Council of Ireland and the 50/50 Group. Dublin, Ireland. 21 February 2013. (Source: UN Women)
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The century of inclusion and women’s full participation: Kapuscinski lecture by Michelle Bachelet
Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women : “The century of inclusion and women’s full participation”. Dublin, Ireland. 21 February, 2013. read and see the video lecture on the UN Women site...

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