Investing in gender equality at the heart of food security

Gender equality was discussed as a prominent factor of food security at FAO’s celebration of World Food Day 2011 and throughout the 37th session of the United Nations Committee on Global Food Security (CFS), held at headquarters 17-22 October.   24 October 2011, Rome - Gender equality was discussed as a prominent factor of food security at FAO’s celebration of World Food Day 2011 and throughout the 37th session of the United Nations Committee on Global Food Security (CFS), … [Read more...]

‘Women’s Political Participation’ ~ Michele Bachelet speaks in Helsinki

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, remarks on “Women Political Participation” at the Old Town Hall in Helsinki, Finland, 11 October 2011. Good morning. It’s so wonderful to here with all of you in Helsinki. I thank the Mayor, Tuula Haatainen and the Finish National Committee for UN Women for hosting this event and bringing all of us together.I did some research before I arrived and I discovered that around two-thirds of Finland is covered in forest and about … [Read more...]

UNICEF Executive Board eyes gender equality, child protection and urban safety

2011 Annual Session: Day 3 By Tim Ledwith NEW YORK, USA, 23 June 2011 – A trio of interconnected issues – gender equality, child protection and urban safety – rounded out the agenda at yesterday’s meeting of the UNICEF Executive Board in New York. The meeting at UN headquarters marked the third day of the Executive Board’s 2011 Annual Session. It featured a progress report on UNICEF’s global efforts to advance gender equality, as well as an in-depth discussion of results on protecting … [Read more...]

Reform to Reality: Empowerment of Women in the Middle East

Reform to Reality: Empowerment of Women in the Middle East Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at a lunch event hosted by the governments of the United States, Tunisia, Canada, Colombia, Jordan, the Maldives and Norway, titled “Women’s Political Participation in the Middle East,” held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, 10 June 2011. [Check against delivery.] I thank our hosts — the US, Tunisia, Canada, Colombia, Jordan, the Maldives and Norway — … [Read more...]

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