Michelle Bachelet stepping down as UN Women’s chief

United Nations: UN Women's chief Michelle Bachelet has decided to step down, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement issued at United Nations. "Michelle Bachelet has informed me of her intention to step down as executive director of UN Women," Ban said in the statement issued by his spokesman. Bachelet, a former Chilean president, is the first UN under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, which was established on July 2, 2010 by the UN General … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Ms. Michelle Bachelet

  A Celebration of Women is honored to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of a woman.    Taking on a whole new department of the United Nations, catering to the gender equity of all the women of our world, this lady is to be watched closely and supported endlessly.  Join us to Celebrate this day that her UN WOMEN CELEBRATED finally getting their own logo, as we review the day she accepted this placement below.          WOMAN of ACTION       Michelle Bachelet     The former … [Read more...]

Women, Peace and Security Institute Established in Ghana

Women, Peace and Security Institute Established in Ghana Discussions on conflict and peacekeeping in Africa have often ignored the role of women. But this reality is gradually changing, as a growing body of activists, academics and policymakers bring women to the forefront of security agendas. As part of this movement, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana has established a Women, Peace and Security Institute to train students and leaders across the … [Read more...]

Women's Empowerment: The Journey of Women's Rights (1911-2011)

    The Journey of Women's Rights, 1911-2011      ..looking back to where the Journey is all began... and where it is all going....starting with UN WOMEN.         SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS: MICHELLE BACHELET OF CHILE UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF UNITED NATIONS ENTITY FOR 'GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN',  UN Women.     The following is the transcript: “Today, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile, as the head of UN Women, … [Read more...]

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