Realizing population/development commitments beyond 2014

Civil society, the UN system and other partners will join Governments at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, 22 September, for the Special Session of the General Assembly on Population and Development. The Governments will gather at the highest political level to follow up on the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, to assess the status of implementation of the Programme of Action and to renew political support for actions required for the full … [Read more...]

Nordic Council of Ministers at Rio+20 – Women are needed for a sustainable future

No sustainable development without equal rights. That was the clear message coming from a Nordic Council of Ministers’ seminar at Rio+20 on the interconnection between gender, equality, welfare , green economy and the climate. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without equality between women and men. Social and economic discrimination affecting women is a great hindrance towards economic growth and development worldwide and women play a key role in the establishment of … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet to Make Economic, Political and Social Case for Women at the World Economic Forum

  Michelle Bachelet  to Make Economic, Political and Social Case for Women at the World Economic Forum     UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet will partake at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week to “make the economic, political and social case for women in the world.” During the annual meeting, Ms. Bachelet will participate at high-level forums, focusing on major challenges and solutions of and for women, on social protection and global sustainability. She will … [Read more...]

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