Yearly Archives: 2011
Introductory statement by UN Women Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Lakshmi Puri at the Third Committee of the sixty-sixth session of the General Assembly on the advancement of women, 10 October 2011.
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet applauded today’s decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to three prominent women peace leaders: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen. She made the announcement at the start of a three-country Nordic tour in which she will visit Oslo, Norway.
Honourable Minister Oda, President Biggs, Conference Participants, It is my privilege to say a few closing words on behalf of UN Women. Madame Bachelet is very sorry that she cannot be here at the closing but I assure you that she has been following the Conference closely. In fact, when we last spoke she asked [...]
UN Women and CIDA joint statement of action at the closing of Conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment Ottawa, October 3-5, 2011.
UN Women today called for strong, practical actions that will support women’s economic empowerment globally. At the closing of the two day international conference on women’s economic empowerment in Ottawa, Canada, co-hosted by the UN Women and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), a joint call of action identified concrete actions to strengthen women’s economic security and rights. Recommendations include stronger engagement with governments and the private sector to develop policies and markets which are more responsive to women’s needs and positions in the economy.
UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet opening speech at CIDA-UN Women Conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Tuesday 4 October, 2011.
The 66th General Debate of the UN General Assembly closed this week with evidence of firm commitments to gender equality throughout the speeches of high-level government representatives. Emphasizing the importance of international efforts to achieve gender equality, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) also announced USD 5 million to UN Women. This year’s debate was the [...]
UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Announces USD 17.1 Million in Grants to Groundbreaking Efforts to Protect Women and Girls
UN WOMEN PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Support announced for projects in 34 countries across the globe United Nations, New York — The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today announced USD 17.1 million in grants to 22 initiatives in 34 countries, including, for the first time, Iraq and [...]
During a high-level meeting at the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly on 22 September 2011, world leaders adopted a declaration to re-affirm their political support to fully implement the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA) — a framework of measures to combat against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. Marking 10 [...]