World Urbanization Prospects Worldwide

Revealing urbanization trends worldwide The world’s urban population has grown rapidly since 1950 and the coming decades will bring further profound changes to its size and distribution. On 10 July, UN DESA’s Population Division will release the latest urbanization trends, providing data that are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to urban growth. Scheduled for launch on 10 July, just one day before World Population Day, the latest version of the World … [Read more...]

WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT 2013

REPORT CALLS ON POLICY MAKERS TO MAKE HAPPINESS A KEY MEASURE AND TARGET OF DEVELOPMENT Report ranks the happiest countries, with Northern Europe in the lead   NEW YORK, NY, Sept 9th: As heads of state get ready for the United Nations General Assembly in two weeks, the second World Happiness Report further strengthens the case that well-being should be a critical component of how the world measures its economic and social development. The report is published by the UN Sustainable … [Read more...]

Norwegian Government and ECLAC Sign Cooperation Agreement to Promote Equality

(June 2013) Today in Oslo, the Norwegian Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) signed an economic cooperation agreement aimed at sharing experiences and lesson learned in the building of social pacts for equality. Heikki Eidsvoll Holmas, Norwegian Minister for International Development, and Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, signed the agreement which will focus on the assessment of public policies and social and … [Read more...]

Women and technology – the attitude gap

Careers in science and technology are increasing, but the International Labour Organization (ILO) says women and girls are in danger of being shut out of these opportunities. The ILO finds women tend to be over-represented in areas such as the humanities and the social sciences, and the agency has launched a new manual to address progress in achieving gender equality. Beng Poblete-Enriquez spoke to Jane Hodges, Director of the Bureau for Gender Equality at the ILO in Geneva, … [Read more...]

Trends for 2013 , Aids.gov

As we anticipate the next big thing in the use of new media and emerging technologies to support HIV/AIDS and other health care efforts, we’ve asked experts and thought leaders across the Federal and private sectors to predict the trends to watch in 2013. Here’s what we heard them say. Together we will declare (and encourage) change: As called for in the New Media Declaration, more and more individuals and organizations will declare that new media and emerging technologies are critical … [Read more...]

Wendy J. Elkin, Painting Bolinas – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this adventurous, loving and talented woman with a curiosity for life, that, as she would say "My insatiable curiosity often gets the best of me." This woman began her Journey as a special education teacher, then, working as a photographer of the public, finding herself attracted to the Civil Rights Leaders. It was during an IN-KIND DRIVE as Art Commissioner for the city of Mill Valley, that the dream of her life began. She has … [Read more...]

UN Women calls for women’s central role in achieving sustainability

At a press conference on 18 June during The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women calls for women’s central role in achieving sustainability. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change, joins the press conference. Venue: Main Press briefing room, Media Centre, Pavilion 3, Riocentro … [Read more...]

IWHC – Celebrating Françoise Girard Named New President‏!

    The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) has named Françoise Girard, long-time women’s champion in the fields of global health and human rights, as its new President. Girard has a distinguished history in these fields with a particular focus on women’s health, sexual and reproductive rights, sexuality and HIV/AIDS. Girard will work closely with IWHC’s staff, board, partner organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, international agencies … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Tia Starr

A Celebration of Women is elated to Celebrate the Life of yet another WOMAN of ACTION. This Gal will educate you, inspired you and share with the Women of our World the techniques she has learned through her Journey; always keeping in her mind that "humility becoming our best keeper of balance", as she says in her own words. Please join us in this Life Celebration of an amazing Woman, inspired heart and Powerhouse of an Action Taker! WOMAN of ACTION Tia … [Read more...]

Sarah Thomson – WOMAN of ACTION

A Celebration of Women is honored to Celebrate the Life of one Toronto, CANADA'S Amazing Women, that started out young and never stopped... a true living example of NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP. WOMAN of ACTION Sarah Thomson   Sarah Thomson is a social entrepreneur who was born in Toronto in 1968. Her childhood was spent in an eclectic and culturally rich household with two artistic parents who had a strong love for each other and their children. Sarah left home … [Read more...]

NORD: 1st Annual U.S. Conference On Rare Diseases & Orphan Products‏

Stellar Lineup of Speakers Announced for U.S. Conference On Rare Diseases And Orphan Products Join all stakeholders – patient advocates, researchers, government, industry, investors – in this 1st Annual Summit featuring thought leaders and focusing on collaboration! You are invited to the 1st Annual U.S. Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products to be hosted by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and the Drug Information Association (DIA). Additional support … [Read more...]

UN Women Announces Senior Management Appointments

— United Nations, New York, 24 June 2011 — UN Women announced today the following appointments of senior managers who will support Executive Director Michelle Bachelet and Deputy Directors Lakshmi Puri and John Hendra in leading the organization. A Celebration of Women sends our Congratulations to those attending to these posts, and wishes you all the best of times during this tenure. Bureau for Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Kristin Hetle (Norway), … [Read more...]

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