ILO and EU-Presidency welcome moves to ensure decent work for domestic workers

Labour and social affair ministers from ten countries, the President of the EU Council, Richard Bruton, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, and ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, discuss ways to support ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. GENEVA - An informal meeting of Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs took place alongside the 102nd International Labour Conference in Geneva. At this meeting, jointly organized by the ILO and … [Read more...]

Lily Safra – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this power of example for all Women Taking Action. Through all the twists and turns of 'life', including family death and divorce, this woman has achieved a thriving life in the world of philanthropy that has bettered the lives of women and children in over 40 countries in areas of education, science and medicine, religion, culture, and humanitarian relief.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Lily … [Read more...]

Brazil joins Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking

May 2013 - Brazil is the latest country to join the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking, with singer Ivete Sangalo appointed as a national UNODC Goodwill Ambassador and face of the campaign. There are millions of victims of human trafficking across the globe. The campaign aims to mobilize Brazilian society against this crime. The launch was marked at a ceremony in the Brazilian Ministry of Justice yesterday, 9 May 2013, and counting with the presence of UNODC's Executive Director … [Read more...]

L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards – Women in Science – 2013

15th Annual L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards - Women in Science - 2013 Each year, five outstanding women scientists – one per continent – are honored for the contributions of their research, the strength of their commitments and their impact on society. The Awards jury was chaired by Professor Ahmed Zewail, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and Linus Pauling Chair Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology. The research of the 2013 Laureates … [Read more...]

South reshaping the world of the 21st century

2013 Human Development Report Mexico City, 14 March 2013 — The rise of the South is radically reshaping the world of the 21st century, with developing nations driving economic growth, lifting hundreds of millions of people from poverty, and propelling billions more into a new global middle class, says the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report. This phenomenon goes well beyond the so-called BRICs, middle income countries often represented by Brazil, … [Read more...]

DIETARY, 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COFFEE

Coffee is a unique beverage in that you either love it or you hate it. Some people swear by it as a means to wake up in the morning. Others drink coffee throughout the day to keep them going. However, whether you love it or hate it, there are some things that you may not know about coffee. Here are some interesting facts for you to ponder. Where Does Coffee Come From? Coffee only grows in certain climates, namely the ones nearest the equator along what is known as the “Bean … [Read more...]

Dilma Vana Rousseff – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of one of South America's greatest women leaders. This woman, an inspiration to all women, a survivor of some of life's greatest challenges, leads the way in positive change for all in many areas of life including becoming the first female elected President of her country, Brazil.  JOIN US here in our Celebration Tribute to one of our world's women leaders, trailing the path for Positive Change!       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Joint Programme on Rural Women with Rome-based agencies

Michelle Bachelet remarks at the launch of the Joint Programme on Rural Women with Rome-based agencies, “Accelerating Progress toward the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women”. New York, 27 September 2012. Good afternoon. Welcome, President Johnson-Sirleaf; our distinguished panelists and participants; and our co-hosts, the Governments of Brazil, Canada, Liberia and the Netherlands. Thank you for your partnership and strong support. It is wonderful to be here with all of you. This … [Read more...]

Maria da Penha – WOMAN of ACTION™ 

  A Celebration of Women™  is honored to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse that rose above extraordinary circumstances involving unheard of levels of violence, domestically. Today, this powerhouse works to help other women to regain dignity, safety and rise of domestic violence. Because her experience and sufferings, an actual law was enacted in Brazil under the symbolic name “Maria da Penha Law on Domestic and Family Violence.”     WOMAN of … [Read more...]

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