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...]

Kenya goes to the Polls on Monday, MAR 4, 2013 – Brookings

On Monday, Kenyans will head to the polls to elect their fourth president in the most crucial election the country has held since its independence. This is first election since 2007, when post-election violence erupted, killing over 1,000 Kenyans. In this week's Global Update, my colleagues and I from the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative weigh in on Kenya’s upcoming election, reflecting on 2007, and asking important questions about Kenya’s future as a democracy. This historic event … [Read more...]

Emma Ruby-Sachs – Harper's G8-Gate: Canada's Taxpayer Dollars

This week, a leaked report alleged that the Harper Government illegally handed 50 million taxpayer dollars to a single Conservative riding – and then covered it up as G8 summit spending. With Canadians heading to the polls in mere weeks, we need to know the truth about Harper. Sign the petition to call for the release of the report: This week, a leaked report alleged that the Harper Government illegally handed 50 million taxpayer dollars to a single Conservative riding – and then covered it … [Read more...]

Emma Ruby-Sachs – Harper’s G8-Gate: Canada’s Taxpayer Dollars

This week, a leaked report alleged that the Harper Government illegally handed 50 million taxpayer dollars to a single Conservative riding – and then covered it up as G8 summit spending. With Canadians heading to the polls in mere weeks, we need to know the truth about Harper. Sign the petition to call for the release of the report: This week, a leaked report alleged that the Harper Government illegally handed 50 million taxpayer dollars to a single Conservative riding – and then covered it … [Read more...]

ELIZABETH MAY ~ Female Party Leader Excluded From Debates

    Where is our basic Freedom of Speech, why the exclusion?   Is there a hidden agenda here?      Just yesterda,  I read that Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader Canada was excluded from the televised debates that will take place. May is understandably in shock. "News that I will not be allowed to participate in the debates. In shock at the moment. I will be in those debates," May wrote on Twitter. Marco Dubé, a spokesman for the broadcast consortium that hosts the debates, confirmed the … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Statement on Inauguation of Brazil's New President!

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the Inauguration of Dilma Rousseff, as President of Brazil         January 1, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement congratulating Dilma Rousseff on her inauguration as President of Brazil: “On behalf of Canada, I would like to congratulate Dilma Rousseff on her inauguration today after her recent victory in the Brazilian presidential elections. Canada was represented at this important event … [Read more...]

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