Monthly Archives: July 2011
Q&A: South Sudan’s Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare on Africa’s Newest Nation and its Women
On 9 July 2011 the world witnessed the birth of a nation — South Sudan, Africa’s 54th country. In an interview with UN Women, South Sudan’s Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare Agnes Lasuba weighs in on the country’s independence and what it means for women.
UN Women Deputy Director and Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri moderated a panel discussion on “Countering Gender Discrimination and Negative Gender Stereotypes: Effective Policy Responses” during the Coordination Segment of the Substantive Session of ECOSOC in Geneva, 13 July 2011. The following is her introductory speech.
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Conference: UN Women Deputy Director Keynote Address
Speech delivered by UN Women Deputy Director and Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri at the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 11 July 2011.
UN Women, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is commencing a number of “Open Days” on women and peace and security worldwide from June through September 2011. The Open Days provide a platform for local women leaders [...]
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the World YWCA International Women’s Summit: Women Creating a Safer World, Geneva, 12 July 2011. [Check against delivery.] It is a great pleasure to be here today and address this important gathering and join some of the world’s most ardent and articulate defenders of the [...]
Flagship report from the UN’s new organization for women recognizes progress, but calls on governments to take urgent action to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world.