Brussels, 16 April 2012 — A new partnership between the EU and UN Women set up to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations on their work on empowering women and gender equality, was today signed by High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton and Commissioner for Development [...]
Ms. Bachelet urges women’s equal participation in all spheres of life as fundamental to democracy and justice.
Strengthening the Business Case for Gender Equality, Nearly 400 CEOs Commit to Women’s Empowerment Principles
UN Women Press Release For immediate release Media Contact: Oisika Chakrabarti, email@example.com, +1 646 781-4522 Kristen Coco, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 917 367-8566 United Nations, New York — Nearly 400 chief executives worldwide have publicly declared their commitment to implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) over the last two years, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN [...]
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Calls for Women’s Equal Participation in All Spheres of Life as Fundamental to Democracy and Justice
UN Women Press Release For immediate release Media Contacts: Oisika Chakrabarti, oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4522 Ms. Bachelet will commemorate International Women’s Day in Morocco, in solidarity with women striving for equality. Calling for women’s increased political participation and economic empowerment, with a focus this year on rural women, Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Michelle [...]
UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality Issues New Call for Proposals and Announces Grantees from the Arab States
Ms. Bachelet: “UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality provides direct grants for women’s empowerment and political participation. These investments are essential for women and also for the promotion of gender equality, democracy and inclusive economic growth.”
Rural Women, Their Contributions and Challenges, to Be Highlighted at UN Commisssion on the Status of Women, 27 February – 9 March
The 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will open on 27 February at United Nations headquarters, focused on the theme of empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, sustainable development and current challenges.
At a press conference in New York today, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet called for galvanizing greater commitment and action for women and gender equality, as political and economic upheaval threaten progress on women’s rights.
UN Women and UNDP to Partner with EU to Foster Women’s Effective Participation in Peacebuilding and Post-conflict Recovery
The European Commission, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced the launch of a multi-country initiative to enhance women’s participation in peace-building and post-conflict planning and economic recovery.
On the eve of the first international meeting on the future of South Sudan, women leaders from the world’s newest nation today put forth concrete policy recommendations on development, security and governance priorities for their country.
UN Women Press Release For immediate release Media Contact: Oisika Chakrabarti, Media Specialist, oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4522. UN Women commends sustained efforts of Afghan women and their engagement at the 10th Annual Afghanistan Conference United Nations, New York — On 5 December 2011, Afghan women joined the more than 1,000 delegates from 100 countries attending [...]