Commission of Status of Women – March 4-15, 2013, NYC

Women’s Empowerment Principles–Equality means Business   The Women’s Empowerment Principles offer practical guidance to business and the private sector on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Developed through a partnership between UNIFEM and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles are designed to support companies in reviewing existing policies and practices — or establishing new ones — to realize women’s empowerment. The private sector is a … [Read more...]

UN Women celebrates first Woman head of African Union Commission

Celebrating first Woman head of African Union Commission Statement by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women "UN Women welcomes the election of Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa as Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the first woman to hold the post. In taking this decision, African leaders took a step forward to advance women’s leadership and representation. It is well-known that women leaders bring their own unique perspective and insights to … [Read more...]

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