Yearly Archives: 2011
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet will partake at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week to “make the economic, political and social case for women in the world.” During the annual meeting, Ms. Bachelet will participate at high-level forums, focusing on major challenges and solutions of and for women, on social protection [...]
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet was the special guest at the UN’s daily press briefing on 25 January 2011. She unveiled her vision and 100-day action plan for UN Women.
During a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York on 25 January, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet unveiled the organization’s new logo. The logo plays off the familiar women’s symbol, but with alterations. The additional horizontal cross bar forms an equal sign, while the round shape of the women’s symbol contains the globe. [...]
The new United Nations [entity] promoting women’s rights and their full participation in global affairs will reinforce its presence in individual countries, as opposed to relying on regional representation, to more clearly understand the specific problems, its chief said today. “Probably one of the more important issues is that we intend to strengthen at the [...]
Statement to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board, UN-Women – Item 2: Introduction of Proposals for the Use of Voluntary Resources for the Support Budget 2011
I am pleased to present today to the Executive Board the first proposals by UN-Women for the use of voluntary resources for the support budget for 2011. I value this opportunity to initiate a discussion with the Executive Board, which will be a continuing one, on how to build a UN-Women that is a strong, responsive and effective agent for the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The opening on 24 January 2011 of the First Regular Session of the UN Women Executive Board, 24–26 January 2011, was webcast. (Source: UN Webcast.)
Statement to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, at the opening of the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), 24 January 2011.
The Palestinian Cabinet endorsed a nine-year national strategic plan to combat violence against women in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the first of its kind in the Arab region developed through a bottom-up approach. Officially adopted on 11 January 2011 and announced at the Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs during a press conference today, the [...]
In Haiti, one year after its devastating earthquake, UN Women is working side by side with national counterparts to stop violence against women, expand women’s economic options and increase space for women to participate in decisions that affect them. The head of UN Women in Haiti, Sheelagh Kathy Mangones, shares an update.
Approximately 60 percent of Moroccan women have experienced some form of violence recently and a quarter of them sexual violence in their lifetime, according to an extensive UN Women-supported study unveiled on 10 January 2011 at a press conference in Rabat. Conducted by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning (HCP) from June 2009 to January [...]