European Union and UN Women to fund initiatives for gender equality in Chile

Joint fund will support civil society projects to eliminate violence against women, foster women’s economic empowerment and promote women’s political participation and leadership Santiago, 14 June 2013 - The European Union and UN Women signed an agreement today establishing a joint fund to support projects from civil society organizations that promote gender equality in Chile. These projects will focus on three strategic areas: eliminating violence against women, women’s economic empowerment … [Read more...]

Women’s full participation essential to conflict resolution and economic recovery

Sahel Conference says Women’s full participation essential to conflict resolution and economic recovery UN Women Brussels, April 2013 – Some 40 women from the Sahel met today to underline the crucial contributions women from the region are making to economic recovery, political stability and conflict prevention, and to explore ways to enhance their role in these areas. Organized by the European Union, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Sahel and UN Women, the … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – United Nations Security Council Resolution on Libya, comments…

PM to meet world leaders in Paris to co-ordinate implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution on Libya   March 18, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that he will travel to Paris to meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister David Cameron and other leaders and representatives to coordinate the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which was adopted on March 17, 2011. The resolution authorizes the … [Read more...]

The Chinese-Iranian Oil Connection ~ Sanctions

  Getting China to Sanction Iran      The Chinese-Iranian Oil Connection For more than three decades, the United States has tried to persuade the international community to counter the threat posed by Iran's Islamic regime. The results have often been underwhelming, with even Washington's closest allies resisting tough measures against Iran because of strategic considerations and commercial … [Read more...]

A Way Forward in Egypt …..Brookings Doha Center

            On Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama edged closer to ending Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule by stating:  "It is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful and it must begin now."     This was a turnaround in the U.S. administration's position, which a week earlier had assessed that the "Egyptian government is stable." But even this new, apparently tougher, line is still not keeping up with the chaotic events on the ground, … [Read more...]

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