Yearly Archives: 2010
UN Women was one of a number of UN agencies and civil society representatives advocating for gender mainstreaming during talks at the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún, Mexico (COP16), where Governments convened to negotiate how the international community should combat global warming after the Kyoto Protocol meets its end date in 2012. They succeeded [...]
Message from Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: We join with the millions of women and men, community groups, women’s rights networks, government partners, parliamentarians, health workers and teachers who have made 25 November — the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women — a day to come together and renew our common commitment to ending the global pandemic of violence against women.
UN WOMEN PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Press contact: Gretchen Luchsinger, Media Specialist, UN Women Headquarters, +1 212 906-6506, gretchen.luchsinger[at]unwomen.org United Nations, New York — The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) launched on 23 November 2010 its annual global Call for Proposals for programmes that support country-level efforts to end [...]
Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Participants included Sharon D’Agostino, Vice President, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson and Shupe Makashinyi, Equality Now, Zimbabwe.
Member States today took the next step in enabling the newly created United Nations entity on gender equality and the empowerment of women to begin its work by electing countries to serve on its Executive Board.
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Commends Security Council for Renewed Progress on Women, Peace and Security
UN Under-Secretary-General for UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, has commended the UN Security Council for its willingness to accelerate progress on historic resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. “The Security Council is better equipped than ever before to ensure that women engage in peace talks and to build a stronger protection environment for women,” said Ms. Bachelet.
Statement by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the Security Council Open Debate on Women and Peace and Security, 26 October 2010
Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General for UN Women, at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women and Peace and Security, 26 October 2010.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) through its Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, part of UN Women) last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a new category of the United Nations Public Service Awards, which will recognize public sector institutional efforts in providing gender-responsive service delivery.
Video of the meeting of the 3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly, 11 October 2010, including a speech by and question-and-answer period with Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General, UN Women.
Introductory Statement by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General, UN Women ? 65th Session of the General Assembly, Third Committee, 11 October 2010.