Lakshmi Puri has stressed that empowering women, and dramatically propel a green economy

Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning to all of you! It is a pleasure to join you for this breakfast roundtable on the occasion of Rio+20. I would like to thank the Earth Network and the United Nations Foundation for inviting me to speak on behalf of UN Women on the important topic of women’s leadership in the green economy. As you know, the green economy is a key topic being discussed and, as we speak, delegations are still discussing what definitions and scope around this concept. So … [Read more...]

OSCARS 2011: Celebrating Best Actress Nominees!

Best Actress   Nominees: Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone Annette Benning in The Kids Are All Right Helen Mirren in The Tempest Carey Mulligan in Never Let Me Go Natalie Portman in Black Swan Winner: Portman. Carey Mulligan was a front runner in 2010 with her role in An Education and she will again this year, but Never Let Me Go may have to lean on supporting categories while Natalie Portman rises to the top as the ballerina on the brink of nervous breakdown in Black Swan. Previously … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Statement on regulatory cooperation

      Statement on regulatory cooperation   February 4, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Today, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper have directed the creation of a United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC), composed of senior regulatory, trade, and foreign affairs officials from both governments. In recognition of our $1 trillion annual trade and investment relationship, the RCC has a two-year mandate to work together to promote economic growth, job creation, and … [Read more...]

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