Governance, Leadership and Political Participation
Michelle Bachelet remarks at the National Women’s Council of Ireland and the 50/50 Group. Dublin, Ireland. 21 February 2013.
In light of Pakistan’s fourth periodic report to the CEDAW Committee in Geneva on 12 February, UN Women spoke to the recently appointed Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW). The new and autonomous Commission became part of the constitution on 8 March, 2012.
As leaders from Governments and civil society across the Asia-Pacific region met for a workshop in Beijing, China this week, they called for effective measures to increase the number of women in political decision-making at all levels.
As part of an MOU signed between UN Women and United Cities and Local Governments at a conference in Paris this week, both organizations will collect data on local female leadership, monitor local action plans on gender equality and create a global observatory.
Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet expresses deep concern over escalating violence against women in Egypt
UN Women is deeply disturbed by the gravity of recent attacks against women, including the reports of sexual assault, many of which occurred in the same Tahrir Square in which women rallied to contribute to a better future for their country.
In Uruguay, a 2009 law guarantees at least 30 per cent of candidates on electoral lists are women. To prepare for national elections next year, UN Women has been training a group of 25 young leaders from four political parties through tutorials.
Remarks by the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet at meeting with African Civil Society Organizations
Remarks by the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet at meeting with African Civil Society Organizations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 27 January 2013.
Speech by Michelle Bachelet, UN Women Executive Director at the High-Level Inter-Generational Dialogue. 27 January 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Remarks of Michelle Bachelet at the senior women dialogue dinner in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 26 January 2013.
Press Statement by Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 26 January 2013.