Monthly Archives: April 2012
While on an official trip to India with the UN Secretary-General, Mrs. Ban meets with leading voices on women’s rights and hears about the main challenges and opportunities in one of the world’s largest democracies. On 27th April, Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, met with key women leaders at a forum organized by UN Women to discuss [...]
Q&A with health and communications expert, Carol Underwood, on reducing the risk of HIV infection among women and girls
UN Women co-sponsored a side-event on advancing HIV prevention among young people, at this year’s Commission on Population and Development in New York on 25 April. Dr. Carol Underwood, a health and communications expert, spoke at the event. She has examined the gendered nature of HIV risk as the co-author of a new paper: ‘Structural [...]
Remarks by Lakshmi Puri Deputy Executive Director, UN-Women, New York, 26 April 2012. [Check against delivery] Secretary-General Touré, Distinguished Panelists, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be with you today to discuss the important topic of Girls in ICT. Like many of you, I do not work directly in the ICT field, but [...]
On the first day of her mission to Argentina on 25 April, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, met President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman in Casa Rosada, the seat of the presidency. During the meeting they discussed the work of UN Women in Argentina, particularly to eradicate violence against women, and to boost women’s participation in peace processes.
It’s the century of the tablets and androids. But nearly 50 percent of the world population live in rural areas, and they have very limited access to what the other half considers a basic necessity to work, learn or manage social relations: the computer. The digital divide faced by developing countries is closely linked to [...]
“Now we don’t need to go into the bush to cut down trees, which we have to dry for days before using for baking,” says Edith Anumah, a rural woman from the Volta region of Ghana. “The gas provides us with very fast heat for baking a lot more bread than the firewood, and we [...]
Statement by UN Women Commission on Population and Development Forty-Fifth session 23-27 April 2012.
Statement by Under-Secretary-General Michelle Bachelet to the UN Security Council on Women, Peace and Security
Statement by Michelle Bachelet UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the United Nations Security Council Women, Peace and Security, 24 April 2012, New York
Twelve CEOs from major companies have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles, at an event organized by UN Women and the UN Global Compact in Serbia on 7 March. The event was attended by the President of the Republic of Serbia, Boris Tadic, who voiced his support for the Principles. [...]
Michelle Bachelet Statement for the 12th International Association of Women in Development Forum on Women’s Rights and Development
Video Message of Michelle Bachelet at the 12th International Association of Women in Development Forum on Women’s Rights and Development, 20 April 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.