Monthly Archives: May 2011
The Executive Director today concludes her official visit to Spain – She has met with representatives of the State and the Government, associations of women and civil society, companies and mass media.
Speech delivered by Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at a meeting with NGOs in Spain titled “Building Equality with the Support of Civil Society at the Global Level: UN Women Strategic Plan 2012–2013,” Madrid, 31 May 2011.
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet to the Congress of Deputies in Madrid on May 30th 2011.
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet addressed the Parliament of Spain on 30 May 2011 at 6:00 am EST/ 12:00 pm CEST. A webcast version of Ms. Bachelet’s speech will be available soon on this page and on the UN Women YouTube channel. Click here to open in external player
India and Nigeria have joined a growing list of countries pledging significant contributions to UN Women, the newly established UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. India pledged and paid US$1 million to UN Women core funds in 2011, a leap from its contribution of US$20,000 in 2010. The Federal Executive Council [...]
Empowering Women to Meet New Challenges, from National Development to Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Recovery
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the London School of Economics, London, 17 May 2011.
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet before the Parliament of the United Kingdom, London, on 17 May 2011.
UK Secretary of State for International Development and Executive Director of UN Women Focus on Joint Priorities to Advance Women’s Rights and Development
Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women is drawing attention to the urgent need to invest in gender equality, on her first official visit to the United Kingdom. Stressing that investing in women is not only the right thing but also the smart thing to do and central to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction, Ms. Bachelet is calling on leaders to accelerate actions that will advance women’s rights. Discussions are focusing on a range of issues from enhancing women’s economic empowerment and sustainability, ending violence against women — a global pandemic — to supporting women’s leadership worldwide, including in the transitions across the Middle-East and North Africa.
Istanbul—The topic of migration and development took to the spotlight this week at the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV), bringing together high-level officials on 11 and 12 May to discuss, in particular, the challenges, rights and social as well as labour protections of women migrant workers. “Migration and development is attracting [...]
Integrating Migration and Remittances into LDC National and Regional Development Planning, including through a Gender Perspective
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet delivered the opening address at the event titled “Integrating Migration and Remittances into LDC National and Regional Development Planning, including through a Gender Perspective,” during the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV), Istanbul, 11 May 2011.