Monthly Archives: September 2012
World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on 27th of September. The industry benefits entire families and communities, and women’s lives are intrinsically linked to this sector.
Michelle Bachelet remarks at the launch of the Joint Programme on Rural Women with Rome-based agencies
Michelle Bachelet remarks at the launch of the Joint Programme on Rural Women with Rome-based agencies, “Accelerating Progress toward the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women”. New York, 27 September 2012.
Press Release: UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP: empowerment of women in rural areas is pre-requisite for global food security
UN Women and the three Rome-based United Nations agencies working on food and agriculture today launched a joint programme to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives.
Speech by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women at the Africa Business Investors Conference hosted by the Africa-America Institute. New York, 27 September 2012.
UN Women and the three Rome-based United Nations agencies working on food and agriculture will launch on 27th September a joint programme to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives.
UN officials and member states agree, women need access to justice for gender equality and to stop violence against women
UN officials called on countries to work together so that women worldwide can gain access to justice which they need and most often go without.
The seventh annual Partnership Report, “Saving and Improving Lives: Partnership between the United Nations and the European Union in 2011,” was launched in New York on 24 September 2012 and affirmed the joint commitment to help those who are the most vulnerable, women and girls.
Expanding women’s participation in peace-building and recovery is critical to addressing gender-based violations in times of conflict and to advance equality
UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet remarks at the High Level Side Event on “Preventing Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes in Conflict and Securing Justice for Survivors”. New York, 25 September 2012.
High-level panel: “Strong commitment and actions imperative for the prevention of sexual violence and gender-based crimes in conflict and for securing justice for survivors”
Against the backdrop of the 67th UN General Assembly, the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, UN Women, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict are calling on world leaders for stronger actions to secure justice for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence and gender-based crimes.
Remarks of Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at Launch of the ‘Equal Futures Partnership’. New York, 24 September 2012.