Yearly Archives: 2010
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces the appointment of Ms. Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile, as the head of UN Women. Ms. Bachelet brings to this critical position a history of dynamic global leadership, highly honed political skills and uncommon ability to create consensus and focus among UN Agencies and many partners in both the public and private sector.
Fund for Gender Equality Announces More than US$27.5 Million in Grants to Accelerate Action to Advance Women’s Empowerment
Local to national efforts to be supported in 13 countries by the Fund.
In a bid to accelerate the empowerment of women, the General Assembly today voted unanimously to create a dynamic new entity merging four United Nations offices focusing on gender equality, a move hailed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other senior officials.
In a bid to accelerate the empowerment of women and girls, the General Assembly today voted unanimously create a dynamic new entity that merges four separate United Nations offices focusing on gender equality.
We enthusiastically welcome the unanimous decision by the General Assembly to establish the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, to be known as UN Women. UN Women will be a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls around the world, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels.
In a historic move, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously on 2 July 2010 to create a new entity to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide.
I welcome today’s vote by the 64th General Assembly to merge the four gender entities of the United Nations into UN Women — the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. I am grateful to Member States for having taken this major step forward for the world’s women and girls.