Cheryl L. Saban, Ph.D. – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of a truly inspirational woman that rose above her own challenging experiences, fears and injury; found healing and has used this 'aha' moment in her life to devote her days now to Taking Action to better the lives of all women and children everywhere. She began her own foundation with a personal pledge of $10 million to charitable organizations for the aiding, advancement and empowerment of girls and women. Her passion in … [Read more...]

Mary Robinson marks a historic first as UN Special Envoy

UN WOMEN - Michelle Bachelet welcomes the appointment of Mary Robinson, as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa As Ireland’s first woman President and the first female UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson’s passionate commitment to gender equality and human dignity led to major breakthroughs for women’s lives worldwide. I have no doubt that as the 'first woman' to be appointed as a UN Special Envoy, Ms. Robinson will continue to make … [Read more...]

Bachelet’s Closing Statement at the 57th Session CSW

Madame Chair, Excellencies and distinguished delegates, Colleagues, friends, ladies and gentlemen, Greetings to all of you as we conclude this historic 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. It has been an intensive past two weeks. We have witnessed one of the highest levels of participation from Member States, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, and colleagues from the United Nations. I must start by expressing my appreciation to all of you. I would … [Read more...]

Bachelet celebrates Gratitude & Salutations, on her “stellar legacy.”

SECRETARY-GENERAL PRAISES ‘VISIONARY’ LEADERSHIP OF MICHELLE BACHELET, FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT BY UN-WOMEN CHIEF OF DEPARTURE   The following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s statement on the announcement by Michelle Bachelet of her departure as Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women): "Ms. Michelle Bachelet has informed me of her intention to step down as Executive Director of UN-Women. I would like to … [Read more...]

HALF the World is Women – “Ending Violence against Women and Girls”

This Forum was opened by the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and facilitated by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, and included the participation of a range of senior leaders of UN agencies -- namely Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Anne-Birgette Albrectsen, Deputy Executive Director, UNFPA, Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF, Ms Kyung-wha Kang, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR. "Women's … [Read more...]

Dublin joins UN Women in ‘Global Safe Cities Initiative’

In February 2013, the 8th WACAP Forum was held in Dublin, Ireland on the theme of Making Cities Smart, Safe and Sustainable. The Forum explored the use of smart technologies and performance measurement systems that can contribute to sustainable development and the evolution of innovative city approaches to promote safety, with a key focus on poverty reduction. The event was expected to bring together 1,000 high level delegates, including mayors, municipal civil servants, innovators at the … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet, visits Ireland * LIVE WEBCAST FEB 21

LIVE WEBCAST : [http://kapuscinskilectures.eu] at 6:30pm GMT / 7:30pm CET on 21st February 2013. Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will start a three day visit to Ireland from 20-22 February.   In Ireland, Ms. Bachelet will meet with President Michael D. Higgins; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore; Minister of Justice, Equality and Defense Alan Shatter and other high-ranking Government … [Read more...]

“Critical Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises: Why Gender Matters”

Speech by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the economics symposium “Critical Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises: Why Gender Matters” being held in New York from 21-22 January 2013 "Good morning, It is great to be here with all of you! UN Women is pleased to co-sponsor this symposium with the International Association for Feminist Economics. I would like to thank the Editors of Feminist Economics, Diana … [Read more...]

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, 17th Grant Cycle

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is accepting applications for its 17th grant cycle (2012) from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organizations and networks — including non-governmental, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions — and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is a … [Read more...]

Women out loud: How women living with HIV will help the world end AIDS

In a new report, entitled Women out loud, UNAIDS explores the impact of HIV on women and the instrumental role women living with the virus are playing to end AIDS. It includes the latest data and commentary from some of the leading advocates on women and HIV. The report includes the voices of some 30 women living with HIV who have given their personal insights into how the epidemic is affecting women and on how women are actively working to reduce the spread and impact of AIDS. HIV is … [Read more...]

IRELAND, Dublin to Host 8th Forum of Cities Against Poverty

Dublin to Host 8th Forum of Cities Against Poverty Making Cities Smart, Safe and Sustainable to be key focus of the forum   Geneva, 1 October 2012—On World Habitat Day, the United Nations Development Programme has announced the host city of WACAP8 will be Dublin, Ireland. The WACAP8 forum will take place on 20-21 February 2013. The World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) was first launched in 1996 as a global network of municipal governments. Its ambition is to address the … [Read more...]

Pacific Leaders in Cook Islands 43rd Forum – Michelle Bachelet attends

Michelle Bachelet, UN Women’s Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, will attend the 43rd Pacific Islands Forum Meeting, to be held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands from 28 to 30 of August 2012. She will attend the Forum on behalf of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the invitation of the Forum host, the Government of the Cooks Islands. This will be Ms Bachelet’s first visit to the Pacific region since her appointment as the Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director in … [Read more...]

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