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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
In May 2018, Ireland voted to overturn its near-total ban on abortions—a long-awaited victory for women’s rights activists.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Geraldine Byrne Nason is the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, and the Chair of the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women, the UN’’s largest gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, taking place in New York from 11 to 22 March. A career diplomat, Ms. Bryne Nason previously served as Ireland’s Ambassador to France and Monaco, as well as the Deputy Permanent Representative to the European Union. A passionate advocate for women’s rights, she spoke to UN Women recently about the importance of CSW.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The experiences of ethnic minority households are shaping UN Women’s advocacy efforts in Viet Nam, to incorporate gender issues into development policies and programmes that benefit ethnic minorities.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Governments should ensure refugee women’s participation in decisions that affect them, say participants at UN Women-Oxfam “Women on the Move” workshop.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
This oped was originally published in the Irish Times on 20 February, as the “A Women’s Place is in the World. Have Your Say on Beijing+20” conference was held in Dublin.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Statement by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri at the “A Women’s Place is in the World. Have Your Say on Beijing+20” conference held on 20 February, in Dublin.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
At a conference organized by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the National Women’s Council of Ireland on 20 February, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri will deliver a keynote speech highlighting Beijing+20 as a game-changer for women’s empowerment and underscoring the need for big, bold changes.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Climate change is an issue of human rights, equity and justice. While it impacts everyone, climate change especially disrupts the lives and livelihoods of girls, boys, women, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees, and inhabitants of environmentally vulnerable areas, including small island States. The very same people who continually struggle against poverty, discrimination and marginalization across all walks of life are also on the front lines of climate action. “Voices from the...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
At a special event at United Nations headquarters today, Ireland, the United Arab Emirates and UN Women announced the launch of a global study to review progress and challenges since the Security Council adopted resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, in 2000.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The City of Sakai, Japan is poised to become the second city from a developed country to join the Safe Cities Global Initiative, which includes two flagship programmes led by UN Women, other UN partners and scores of other global and local organizations.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The former UN High Commissioner and former President of Ireland will serve as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa. Her appointment is an historic first and a major milestone in the progress of women’s rights and gender equality.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Speech by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women: Reclaiming Public Spaces for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.CSW Side Event. 07 March 2013.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Michelle Bachelet remarks at lunch Seminar: ‘Women and Political Decision-Making’ hosted by the National Women’s Council of Ireland and the 50/50 Group. Dublin, Ireland. 21 February 2013.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Kapuscinski Lecture: Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women : "The century of inclusion and women’s full participation". Dublin, Ireland. 21 February, 2013.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Opening remarks of Michelle Bachelet on “Gender Equality and the Post-2015 Development Framework” for the Irish Consortium lecture. Dublin, Ireland. 20 February 2013.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
As local decision-makers gather in Dublin on the occasion of the 8th Biennial Forum of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP), co-organized by the City of Dublin and UNDP, in partnership with UN Women and UNITAR, UN Women speaks with Lord Mayor of the City, Mr. Naoise Ó Muirí, who is committed to making Dublin a safe, smart and sustainable city. Dublin is the first city in a developed country to adapt and upscale tools and approaches of the UN Global Safe Cities Initiative.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will start a two-day visit to Denmark on Monday 18th February and a three day visit to Ireland from 20-22 February.