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Employment P_11_form_UNwomen - UN Women Personal History Form (P11) - Required when applying for all vacancies and must be attached as part of online application in place of CV/resume. UN Women is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments. (Please contact us if you have questions.) Director, Human Resources Post Level: D1 Location: New York, USA Application Deadline: 26 March 2013 Economic Empowerment Advisor Post Level: P5 Location: Bangkok, … [Read more...]

The Social Good Summit (Virtual) – September 22 — 24th

  Global Social Good Summit 2012   September 22 -- 24th    Watch the live stream - starting September 22nd at 1pm (EST) - in 7 availlable languages and join the online conversation on Twitter using #SGSGlobal .   SUMMIT MAP OF EVENTS, GLOBALLY From September 22-24, the third annual Social Good Summit will unite global leaders as they share how to use the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve the greatest challenges facing the world today. We want you … [Read more...]

World Urban Forum 6 – Naples Italy, 1-7 September 2012

  World Urban Forum 6     Naples, Italy, 1-7 September 2012 Host / Sponsor: UN-Habitat and Partners     The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. In the space of a few short years, the Forum has turned into the world's premier conference on cities. Since the first meeting in … [Read more...]

Getting to the heart of gender issues in climate change and food security research

Getting to the heart of gender issues  in climate change and food security research   http://www.flickr.com/photos/ciat/6520241221/in/set-72157621109895145 by Moushumi Chaudhury We are just beginning to understand how a changing climate can impact rural men and women quite differently in different agricultural systems across Africa and Asia. This is partly due to the differing roles and responsibilities men and women have in various cultures vis-a-vis food production, … [Read more...]

Kenya Celebrates Independence Day! *Belated Blessings.

      Kenya Celebrates Independence Day     December 12 Independence Day is a public holiday in Kenya.     On December 12, 1963, Kenyans celebrated their independence from the British. Locals often refer to Independence Day as Jamhuri Day. (Jamhuri is a Swahili word that means “Republic”.) This is Kenya’s most important holiday and the most widely celebrated, joined by all Kenyans around the world.     History of Independence Day in Kenya Independence Day is associated with Dedan … [Read more...]

Yvonne Buluma Samba – WOMAN of ACTION

A Celebration of Women is honored to Celebrate the Life of yet another Amazing Women, this time from the United Kingdom via Kenya. When asked, her reply was humble saying; "I haven't battled any diseases or faced profound terrors, but to be where I am has taken a lot of Sacrifice and Teamwork; for myself as well as for those Believing in Me." This Woman shares the following Mantra...when helping others. from 'Possibility to Probability'... WOMAN of ACTION Yvonne … [Read more...]

UN WOMEN – Career Opportunity

Employment UN Women Personal History Form (P11) - Required when applying for all vacancies. UN Women is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments. (Please contact us if you have questions.) Policy Specialist (Data and Research – Progress of the World’s Women) Location: New York Post Level: P3 Application Deadline: 5 December, 2011 External Relations Specialist (Intergovernmental Support) Location: New York Post Level: P3 Application Deadline: 5 … [Read more...]

UN Women – Last Minute Reminder, hiring !

  Employment UN Women is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments: Executive Associate Location: New York Post Level: G6 Application Deadline: 5 September 2011 Website Analyst Location: New York Post Level: P2 Application Deadline: 5 September 2011 Reporting and Communications Specialist Location: New York Post Level: P3 Application Deadline: 5 September 2011 Partnerships Analyst Location: New York Post Level: P2 Application Deadline: 6 … [Read more...]

Somali women's minister abducted by Islamists

Islamist rebels seized Somalia's newly-appointed women's minister as she took office, heightening security fears for aid groups planning deliveries to a famine-stricken nation. Armed men abducted 32-year-old Asha Osman Aqiil in Balad, a town north of the capital Mogadishu, a day after she was named the country's minister for women and family affairs. She was on her way to take up her position on Thursday when she was snatched by a gang, clan elder Ahmed Sheikh Mohamud said. "It is … [Read more...]

UN Launches Initiative to Make Cities Safer for Women and Children

UN Launches Initiative to Make Cities Safer for Women and Children United Nations, New York — UNICEF, UN-HABITAT and UN Women launch “Safe and Friendly Cities for All,” a five-year programme that aims at making women and children feel safer in their local neighbourhoods, while improving their quality of life. This partnership initiative builds on prior experience that all three organizations have accumulated on preventing gender-based violence, using innovative tools for child and … [Read more...]

WFP – Stéphanie Savariaud: Celebrating Success of School Meal Programmes!

  World Food Program is Working!  ... let's Celebrate steps to Success...   Nyipher used to struggle in school. She had trouble paying attention and she’d fall asleep in class. A 14-year-old girl growing up in the slums of Nairobi, her problem wasn’t laziness—it was hunger. Then her school started serving meals at lunch and things began to change.     Nypher eats her midday meal in her classroom at the "New Adventure" School in the Kibera slums of Nairobi. Copyright:WFP/Rose Ogola   Now, … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet: Women make up majority of world's poor: UN official

    Women in Poverty      A Woman in Nairobi, Kenya using her voice.  According to the United Nations 70% of the worlds poor are Women.   'Women make up majority of world's poor': UN Official   Women are overrepresented among the world's poor who lack access to basic social services according to Michelle Bachelet, the Executive Director of UN Women.   Michelle Bachelet   Speaking at an event on social protection held in New York, she said that despite economic growth over the past six … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet: Women make up majority of world’s poor: UN official

    Women in Poverty      A Woman in Nairobi, Kenya using her voice.  According to the United Nations 70% of the worlds poor are Women.   'Women make up majority of world's poor': UN Official   Women are overrepresented among the world's poor who lack access to basic social services according to Michelle Bachelet, the Executive Director of UN Women.   Michelle Bachelet   Speaking at an event on social protection held in New York, she said that despite economic growth over the past six … [Read more...]

KENYA: HIV-Positve Woman On Food Aid Now Selling Food To WFP

    Kenya HIV-Positve Woman On Food Aid Now Selling Food To WFP     Anne Rono presents a gift to former US Senator and WFP Goodwill Ambassador, George McGovern, during his recent visit to Kenya. Copyright: WFP/Kenya   Anne Rono is a small farmer, but after contracting HIV, lost the strength to farm her land. With the help of antiretroviral drugs and nutritious food, she’s not only back on her feet but selling her crops to WFP through an innovative new programme that links small farmers … [Read more...]

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