UN Women partner with International Olympic Committee to advance gender equality

  UN Women and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have signed a partnership agreement which will promote women’s empowerment through sports. On behalf of UN Women, Executive Director Michelle Bachelet signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Committee, represented by its President, Dr. Jacques Rogge. The partnership lays the groundwork for future collaborations to promote sport as an empowerment tool for women. In promoting and advocating for sport and healthy … [Read more...]

London 2012 closed, onward to the Paralympics Games – AUG 29 !!!

  London's closing ceremony     The Games of the XXX Olympiad have come to a close, the last of the medals handed out, and all that's left is to celebrate the past 16 days of sport with one spectacular show. International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge declared the London 2012 Olympic Games 'happy and glorious' as the spectacular Closing Ceremony brought the curtain down on the Games. The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques … [Read more...]

Lakshmi Puri, ‘Women in the World of Sports’

Women in the World of Sports Speech delivered by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the panel discussion on “Leadership Views on Women in the World of Sports,” at the 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport, Los Angeles, 17 February 2012.   Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning to all of you. I would like to join other panellists in thanking the International Olympic Committee, the US Olympic Committee, and the Southern California Committee … [Read more...]

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