Monthly Archives: June 2011
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the opening of the annual session of the UN Women Executive Board, UN Headquarters, New York, 27 June 2011.
UN Women announced today the following appointments of senior managers who will support Executive Director Michelle Bachelet and Deputy Directors Lakshmi Puri and John Hendra in leading the organization
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the International Widows’ Day Conference held at UN Headquarters in New York, 23 June 2011.
Message from Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women, on the occasion of the first commemoration of International Widows’ Day, 23 June 2011.
United Nations Public Service Award for Gender-Responsive Service Delivery – Message from Michelle Bachelet
Message delivered by Ms. Anna Falk, UN Women Ethiopia Country Programme Manager, on behalf of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet during the presentation of the United Nations Public Service Awards in Dar es Salaam, 23 June 2011.
The United Nations presented the annual Public Service Awards at a ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Awardees received a trophy and a certificate of recognition. This year’s event is highly symbolic and unique as it is the first time in the history of the United Nations Public Service Award that awards were given for gender-responsive service delivery, as well as the first time that an African nation hosted the event.
During an event led by 500 non-governmental organizations in Cairo this month, a Charter was released listing the social and political demands of Egyptian women towards building a democratic Egypt. Endorsed by approximately half a million Egyptian men and women to date through a signature campaign, the Charter calls for women’s political and social representation, [...]
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the launch of the UN Women/UNICEF/UN-HABITAT Joint Programme “Safe and Friendly Cities for All,” UN Headquarters, New York, 22 June 2011.
UNICEF, UN-HABITAT and UN Women launch “Safe and Friendly Cities for All,” a five-year programme that aims at making women and children feel safer in their local neighbourhoods, while improving their quality of life.
Jointly organized by UN Women and the Government of Gabon, the conference on International Widows’ Day brings together a broad range of participants including representatives from diplomatic missions, UN Agencies, international organizations, foundations and the media. The main objective of the conference is to draw attention to the situation of widows around the world. But more importantly, the conference is intended to mobilize the international community, government decision makers and civil society to address the social climate that perpetuates discrimination against widows and explore how to provide opportunities for widows in their societies. The discussions of this conference will initiate dialogue through which to better understand the situation of widows worldwide and to develop support mechanisms and strategies that respond to the needs of widows.