Monthly Archives: June 2012
Opening remarks of Michelle Bachelet Executive Director of UN Women at UN Women Leaders Forum Rio, Brazil, 19 June 2012.
At Rio+20 UN Women is calling for robust policies and strong commitments to remove discriminatory barriers and ensure women’s central role in sustainable development. On 19 June at The Future Women Want: Leaders’ Forum on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development, hundreds of representatives from government, UN heads of agencies, civil society and [...]
Keynote remarks of Michelle Bachelet at Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, Gender Equality for Sustainability session
Keynote Remarks of Michelle Bachelet at Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, Gender Equality for Sustainability Session. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 18, 2012.
Remarks by Michelle Bachelet Executive Director of UN Women on the Importance of the Social Dimension of the SDGs at the Closing Plenary of the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,18 June 2012.
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Keynote Speech at Rio + 20 Corporate Sustainability Forum CEO Luncheon Session : “Women and Sustainable Development – the Role of Business” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18 June 2012. [Check against delivery] Thank you. It is so wonderful to be here today with you. I thank you for coming. [...]
At a press conference on 18 June during The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women calls for women’s central role in achieving sustainability. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change, joins the press conference.
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet will call for robust policies and strong commitments to remove discriminatory barriers and ensure women’s central role in sustainable development at the Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro. Highlighting that gender equality is fundamental to a sustainable future, UN Women events during the Conference will amplify women’s voices and [...]
The Women’s Empowerment Principles: Bringing gender equality into the corporate sustainability framework at Rio+20
On 18 June in Rio de Janiero, three related events organized jointly by UN Women and the UN Global Compact will bring prominent business leaders together with government officials, civil society actors and UN Women’s Executive and Deputy Executive Directors, Michelle Bachelet and Ms. Lakshmi Puri, at the Corporate Sustainability Forum (CSF). The meetings, as [...]
In India, a two-year programme, supported by UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE), is tackling the feminization of poverty and hunger among Dalit women. Since 2009, UN Woman has been connecting women in eight districts of Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh with their rights under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) of [...]
Ahead of the UN Conference for Sustainable Development 20–22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet has called upon world leaders for bold action and strong commitments to advance women’s equal rights, opportunity and participation.