Monthly Archives: September 2011
Closing Remarks of Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women at the open dialogue on “Empowering Rural Women on Food and Nutrition Security” on the occasion of the sixty sixth session of the United Nations general assembly, New York, 22 September 2011.
The Coca-Cola Company and UN Women Form Global Partnership to Accelerate Women’s Economic Empowerment
New York — The Coca-Cola Company and UN Women today announced a partnership to promote women’s economic empowerment. Responding to both UN Women’s Strategic Plan and The Coca-Cola Company’s global 5 BY 20 initiative, this partnership aims to enable the empowerment of women entrepreneurs by building upon the strengths of both organizations. The Coca-Cola Company’s [...]
New York — Canada and UN Women will co-host a Conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment next month. The Conference will focus on ways of supporting economies to fully advance women’s empowerment, and on identifying the tools needed by women to genuinely participate in and benefit from gender-responsive inclusive growth and development. The results of the [...]
Message of Michelle Bachelet, UN Women Executive Director at the International Forum on Women in Science and Technology in Muslim Countries in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 September 2011.
In accordance with its multi-year programme of work for 2010-2014, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will consider ‘The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges’ as its priority theme during its fifty-sixth session in 2012. In order to contribute to a fuller understanding [...]
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at a high-level gathering of women political leaders titled “Women’s Political Participation – Making Gender Equality in Politics a Reality,” held on the occasion of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly, 19 September 2011.
At a high-level event today, during the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, women political leaders will strongly call for increasing women’s political participation and decision-making across the world. Stressing that women’s participation is fundamental to democracy and essential to the achievement of sustainable development and peace in all contexts — during peace, through conflict and post-conflict, and during political transitions — the leaders will sign on to a joint statement with concrete recommendations on ways to advance women’s political participation.
You are cordially invited to an interactive luncheon co-hosted by the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the Government of Bangladesh and the Netherlands Mission to the United Nations. The discussion will be moderated by award-winning ABC News anchor Christiane Amanpour and will focus on the urgent need to empower rural women for food and nutrition security.
Message by Michelle Bachelet, UN Women Executive Director at the National Sexual Assault Conference in Baltimore, USA, 16 September 2011.
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit Reception, San Francisco, 15 September 2011.