UN Women amplifies Women’s Voices at events during UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro
At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 there was unanimous agreement that sustainable development cannot be realized without gender equality. Yet today, 20 years later, women still face discrimination and continue to demand equal rights, opportunity and participation. At the Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet will call for [...]
UN Women Co-Sponsored Events during the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 27 February – 9 March
Rural women constitute one-fourth of the world’s population, and their contributions are vital to the well-being of communities, economies, and the achievement of all development goals. During the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet will call for robust policies to remove the barriers that prevent rural women from reaching their full potential and ensure their rights. She will also underline the need to expand their economic opportunities and political participation and leadership. Highlighting the contributions of rural women and the challenges they face, UN Women events during the meeting will also showcase innovative strategies that focus on empowering rural women worldwide.
Press Conference with Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on the One Year Anniversary of UN Women
To coincide with the one year anniversary of UN Women, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, the first Under-Secretary- General and Executive Director of the organization will speak at a press conference on Thursday 2nd February at UN Headquarters in New York. WHAT: Press Conference on the one year anniversary of UN Women WHEN: Thursday, 2nd February 11.00 [...]
You are cordially invited to an interactive luncheon co-hosted by the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the Government of Bangladesh and the Netherlands Mission to the United Nations. The discussion will be moderated by award-winning ABC News anchor Christiane Amanpour and will focus on the urgent need to empower rural women for food and nutrition security.
Media Advisory: World’s Top Women Leaders to Draw Attention to Central Role of Women’s Political Participation in Democracy
At a high-level event next week during the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, women political leaders will strongly call for increasing women’s political participation and decision-making across the world. Stressing that women’s participation is essential in all contexts — during peace, through conflict and post-conflict, and during political transitions — the leaders will sign on to a joint statement, as a call to action, with concrete recommendations on ways to advance women’s political participation.
Jointly organized by UN Women and the Government of Gabon, the conference on International Widows’ Day brings together a broad range of participants including representatives from diplomatic missions, UN Agencies, international organizations, foundations and the media. The main objective of the conference is to draw attention to the situation of widows around the world. But more importantly, the conference is intended to mobilize the international community, government decision makers and civil society to address the social climate that perpetuates discrimination against widows and explore how to provide opportunities for widows in their societies. The discussions of this conference will initiate dialogue through which to better understand the situation of widows worldwide and to develop support mechanisms and strategies that respond to the needs of widows.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, will spotlight the impact of AIDS on women and persistent challenges faced by women and girls, in spite of global commitments. The newly established organization, UN Women, charged with advancing gender equality will call for stronger strategies to empower positive women’s [...]
Media Advisory: Ms. Bachelet Noon Briefing at the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries, Istanbul
WHAT: Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, the newest UN agency, will be the guest at the Conference Spokesperson’s Noon Briefing. WHEN: 12 noon, Wednesday 11 May, 2011 WHERE: The Loft, Lufti Kirdar Convention Centre Ms. Bachelet will highlight the contribution of women, particularly rural women, in the Least Developed Countries, and [...]
UN Women Events at the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC IV), Istanbul, Turkey, 9-13 May 2011
Latest from the Conference Labour and Social Protections Essential for Women Migrant Workers (Article, 12 May) Integrating Migration and Remittances into LDC National and Regional Development Planning, including through a Gender Perspective (Speech, 12 May) Gender and Migration: Care Workers at the Interface of Migration and Development (Speech, 11 May) Least Developed Countries Will Benefit [...]