Monthly Archives: June 2011
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the New York City Bar Association, 21 June 2011.
Statement by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on the Adoption of the ILO Convention and Recommendations on Decent Work for Domestic Workers
This is a historic moment for domestic workers worldwide. The ILO Convention and Recommendations on Decent Work for Domestic Workers is precedent-setting, as it is the first Convention solely on domestic work and defines domestic work as “work,” making it integral to development. It lays out the human rights standards for domestic workers in the [...]
Executive Director of UN Women to Focus on Central Role of Women in Democracy on First Official Visit to Tunisia
Ms. Bachelet will call for greater participation of women in current reform process, increased economic opportunities, and protection of women and girls especially in border regions.
Japan Contributes US$4.5 Million to Support UN Women Project on Ending Violence against Women in Afghanistan
The Government of Japan has contributed US$4.5 million this year to support a UN Women project in Afghanistan on ending violence against women, the largest non-core contribution to UN Women by Japan to date. Japan has also pledged US$446,808 in core contributions to UN Women for 2011. “Japan, as one of the initial members of [...]
Individuals, non-governmental organizations, groups and networks are invited to submit written communications—including, but not limited to, complaints, appeals and petitions—to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with information pertaining to alleged injustices and human rights violations against women in any country. Examples of claims include arbitrary arrests of women, domestic violence, unfair employment [...]
Geneva—Gender-biased sex selection reflects and fuels a culture of discrimination and violence, and must be addressed urgently by all segments of government and society as a matter of women’s human rights, five UN agencies have stressed. A statement issued today by OHCHR, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and the WHO* reviews the evidence behind the causes, [...]
Address by Michelle Bachelet on the Occasion of the Adoption of the ILO Convention and Recommendation on Domestic Workers
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the conclusion of the session of the ILO Domestic Workers Committee held 13 June 2011 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the conclusion of the session of the ILO Social Protection Committee held on 13 June 2011 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. Ms. Bachelet expressed her satisfaction with the possible inclusion in the conclusions of a recommendation on social protection floors.
Geneva—The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) signed a wide-ranging Memorandum of Understanding with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Monday 13 June, on key issues including promoting gender equality, eliminating sex discrimination, protecting domestic workers, promoting social protection floors and combating gender-based violence at work. The [...]