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Signaling a boost for gender equality, Liberia passes the ‘Affirmative Action Bill’

Monday, October 3, 2016

On 29 September, the Liberian House of Representatives concurred with the Senate to pass the Equal Representation and Participation Act of 2016, establishing seven ‘Special Constituencies’, among which five seats would be reserved for women, one for youth and one for the disabled. More

“Through sport we can teach some of life’s biggest lessons about equality” — Executive Director

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Address by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the International Olympic Committee Women in Sport Commission Annual Meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on 10 November. More

With some electoral gains in Iraq, women candidates work towards change

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Amid violence-fraught local and regional elections, in which 14 candidates were killed, 300 women contenders were trained by UN Women and the Iraq Foundation. Many emerged successful and thanks to a quota law, women will probably hold 26 per cent of seats on local councils across Iraq. More

Women elected to one-fifth of seats during Kenyan elections

Thursday, March 28, 2013

After Kenya’s recent national elections on 4 March, an unprecedented 87 of the 416 seats in the National Assembly and Senate will be held by women. As a new Constitutional requirement to ensure one-third representation, another 52 women will be nominated by 2015. More

Press statement by Michelle Bachelet at the 2013 African Union Summit

Saturday, January 26, 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. More

Speech by Michelle Bachelet at Japan Association of Corporate Executives

Monday, November 12, 2012

Speech by UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet at Keizai Doyukai- Japan Association of Corporate Executives. Tokyo, Japan, 12 November 2012. More

Women leaders transform politics, policy and livelihoods

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Opening Speech of Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the Leadership Summit Dialogue for Change: Women Leaders Transform Politics, Policy and Livelihoods. Jaipur, India, 4 October 2012. More

Keynote address of Michelle Bachelet at Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference of Women Speakers of Parliament in India

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Keynote address of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference of Women Speakers of Parliament. New Delhi, India, 3 October 2012. More

Remarks by the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet at the Congress of the Republic of Colombia

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Remarks by the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet at the Congress of the Republic of Colombia 13 September 2012. More

Women emerge as strong leaders following elections in India’s Odisha state

Friday, July 27, 2012

While representation by women leaders is low across South Asia, at the Panchayat or local council level, India continues to blaze a trail. Since quotas or reserved seats were provided for in the Constitution, more than a million women have been elected to office, and women now occupy more than 42 per cent of seats in local bodies, as both ward members and village heads (Sarpanches). More

Following elections, proportion of Senegal’s female parliamentarians almost doubles

Thursday, July 12, 2012

With 44.6 per cent of female parliamentarians, Senegal has come close to achieving parity in its National Assembly. 64 women now occupy a total of 150 seats, up from 33. More

UN Women welcomes increased number of women in Algeria’s Parliament

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women More

Women’s Empowerment in the Middle East and Worldwide

Friday, April 20, 2012

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, statement at the Women's Foreign Policy Group, 20 April, 2012 Washington, DC. More

Remarks by Michelle Bachelet at the National Conference: “Morocco on the Path towards Equality”

Monday, March 12, 2012

Remarks of Michelle Bachelet,Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the National Conference “Morocco on the Path towards Equality: Legal and Institutional Advances for Gender Equitable Public Policies, 8 March 2012, Rabat, Morocco. More

Michelle Bachelet Highlights Quotas to Accelerate Women’s Political Participation

Friday, March 2, 2012

Remarks of Michelle Bachelet Executive Director of UN Women at the Press Conference on Women in Politics, 2 February 2012 More

The Advancement of Women

Monday, October 10, 2011

Introductory statement by UN Women Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Lakshmi Puri at the Third Committee of the sixty-sixth session of the General Assembly on the advancement of women, 10 October 2011. More

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