Monthly Archives: October 2011
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Ms. Michelle Bachelet at the Security Council Open Debate on Women and Peace and Security, 28 October 2011.
UN Security Council Members Debate Progress and Challenges to Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding
UN Women Press Release For immediate release Media Contact: Oisika Chakrabarti, Media Specialist, oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4522. UN Women calls for robust measures to ensure women’s role in peace processes United Nations, New York — On the anniversary of the Security Council Resolution 1325, on Women, Peace and Security, the UN Security Council is holding an [...]
The Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, John Hendra, on Wednesday 26 October opened the new UN Women Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, located in Ciudad del Saber, Panama City, the first of six regional centers planned for the organization. At the opening, Mr. Hendra stressed that “the Regional Centre will have [...]
The Report of ILO’s Social Protection Floor Advisory Group chaired by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, was launched and handed over to UN Secretary-General, Ban ki-Moon on Thursday, 27 October 2011.
UN Women has launched a new e-learning course on women, peace and security in partnership with the Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI). The course was developed in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Africa and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean with the sponsorship of the Government of Norway. It is intended [...]
The UN Secretary-General’s annual report to the Security Council on women and peace and security has been released ahead of the Open Debate. The report analyzes progress in implementing Security Council resolution 1325, which was passed in 2000, along with related commitments on women, peace and security. It is based on contributions from 38 Member [...]
A series of Open Days on women and peace and security are being held around the world in the run-up to a UN Security Council Open Debate on the 28th of October. Nigeria, the current President of the Security Council, selected “Women’s Participation and Role in Conflict Prevention and Mediation” as the theme for the [...]
Designers from Denmark, Kosovo and France won the top three prizes in the UN European Ad Competition, Say No to Violence Against Women, the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) announced in Brussels on 19 October. Violence is not always visible by Danish designer Trine Sejthen won the first prize, 5,000 Euro, selected by a [...]
In the week leading up to the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace & Security, UN Women’s Chief Advisor on Peace & Security Anne Marie Goetz responded to questions around the issues of sexual violence in conflict, women’s participation in peace talks and post-conflict reconstruction. This interactive chat on Twitter and Facebook came especially [...]
Policy makers from donor and developing countries will gather in Busan, South Korea from 29 November to 1 December 2011 for the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. They will discuss improvements in the quality of official development aid under the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the 2008 Accra Agenda for Action. [...]