30 November 2012 — On Monday 3 December, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will begin an official visit to Indonesia and Thailand.
At the invitation of H.E. Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ms. Bachelet will speak at the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Women’s Role in Development of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on the importance of women’s economic empowerment and equality.
During the visit from 3-5 December, Ms. Bachelet will meet with Vice President Budiono, H.E. Dr. Marty Natalegawa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Ms. Linda Amalia Sari, Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection of the Republic of Indonesia. The UN Women Executive Director will also meet with civil society organizations supporting women and girls’ empowerment, engage in a dialogue with prominent Islamic scholars, and address the media.
On 6 December, Ms. Bachelet will be in Thailand for meetings with representatives from the private sector, UN staff and the media. During her short visit, the Executive Director is also scheduled to meet with H.E. Prime Minister, Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra.