Global Employment Trends for Women

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch a report analyzing the gender gaps in global labor markets. The report, entitled “Global Employment Trends for Women”, is for release on Tuesday, 11 December 2012. The report, which has contributions from UN Women, includes regional and global figures. It also analyzes the different factors behind gender gaps in labor markets and presents a series of policy measures to address this issue. For Geneva UN … [Read more...]

CEDAW turns 30 ~ Celebrating on July 9th ~ United Nations Headquarters, New York

To mark the 30th Anniversary of the creation of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, UN Women and OHCHR will host an event to celebrate its work. The event will highlight the Committee’s work on the protection and promotion of women’s human rights under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women and will include a special focus on women’s political participation and leadership. Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the … [Read more...]

UN Women – Growing Core Contributions

Growing Core Contributions to UN Women India and Nigeria have joined a growing list of countries pledging significant contributions to UN Women, the newly established UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. India pledged and paid US$1 million to UN Women core funds in 2011, a leap from its contribution of US$20,000 in 2010. The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria approved US$500,000 for UN Women core funding. “India’s contribution demonstrates its firm support to the … [Read more...]

Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General: Statement to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board

    Statement to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.     Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, at the opening of the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), 24 January 2011.    Speeches   `Madame President, Excellencies, distinguished delegates, Thank you, … [Read more...]

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