Yearly Archives: 2011
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the Making a Difference for Women Awards Dinner, hosted by the National Council for Research on Women, 28 January 2011. [As delivered] I am overwhelmed by the warm reception I have had from all of you. Ever since I arrived — almost five months ago [...]
Speech delivered by Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet during the UN Women Launch Celebration held in the General Assembly Hall at UN Headquarters on 24 February 2011. Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues, Honoured Guests. Welcome. It is a joy and honour for me to announce the official launch of UN Women. It took four [...]
UN WOMEN PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Press contact: Gretchen Luchsinger, Media Specialist, UN Women Headquarters, +1 212 906-6506, gretchen.luchsinger[at]unwomen.org New York, 24 February 2011 — The UN today celebrates the historic launch of UN Women, its newest organization, with an evening including luminaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, the media, music and [...]
Speech delivered by Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on the occasion of the opening of the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 22 February 2011.
Nepal has adopted a National Action Plan on women, peace and security, making it the first country in South Asia and the second in Asia to do so. Adopted on 17 February and based on UN Security Council resolutions 1325 and 1820, the Plan was developed through a collaborative process with UN Women, the government, [...]
Almost 99 percent of South Sudanese voters have opted to secede from the region’s north, announced the South Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) in its final polling results today. According to the Commission, 51 percent of the 3.9 million South Sudanese registered to vote are women. Gender disaggregated data for the final poll results is not [...]
Statement by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women, to the Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WFP, 4 February 2011 – Item 2: Mainstreaming gender through the work of the agencies and envisaged collaboration with UN Women.
Through the tall gate, unremarkable from the street, is a place of refuge. Flowers spill along the paths that link a series of modest one-story buildings. The air is full of the sounds of laughter, music and dance, as today is a celebration of women’s survival and strength. Women and children cluster in front of [...]
Addis Ababa—UN Women, the newest UN entity, celebrated its creation at the African Union Summit here today. President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other dignitaries joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet in a ceremony that featured the unveiling of UN Women’s new logo. “We need to empower African [...]
Speech delivered on behalf of Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, by Ms. Gülden Turkoz-Cosslet, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director and Head of the UN Women Transition Team, at the closing of the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, 26 January 2011.