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’s Economic Empowerment and Equality, OIC Member States

Women’s  Economic Empowerment and Equality at the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Women’s Role in Development of OIC Member States  Participants at the 4th Ministerial Conference on Women’s Role in Development of OIC Member States pose for a group portrait. Pictured in the front row, left to right: Maryam Mojtahedzadeh Larijani of Iran, outgoing Chairperson of the Third Ministerial Conference on the Role of Women in Development in OIC Member States; Linda Amaliasari Agum Gumelar, State … [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...]

It Pays to invest in Women’s Health

  It Pays to Invest in Women’s Health UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet has joined a prestigious reference group for a new research project on the economic benefits of investing in women’s health. The Norwegian-led research will build on existing studies that refer to the positive “ripple effects” for families and communities when women’s health, education and employment are promoted. It responds to the need for a better understanding of the ways in which … [Read more...]

“Women as the way forward,” Michelle Bachelet, UN Women speaks at Davos

'Women as the Way Forward', Remarks by Ms. Bachelet at the World Economic Forum   Friday 27 January kicked off the agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos, with a series of bilateral meetings with government representatives and business groups. UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet participated in the panel, “Women as the way forward,” the first public meeting in Davos focused on women’s leadership, and moderated by Nick Kristof, columnist for The New York Times, … [Read more...]

Statement of Michelle Bachelet Under-Secretary- General and UN Women Executive Director 2012

  Michelle Bachelet Statement at 2012 First Regular Session of UN Women Executive Board Statement of Michelle Bachelet Under-Secretary- General and UN Women Executive Director at First Regular Session of UN Women Executive Board 24 January 2012. President, Distinguished Delegates, Allow me to first wish all of you a Happy New Year. It will not surprise you to hear me say that my special hopes are for the women of this world! I hope that this year, no matter how … [Read more...]

Empowering HIV-positive Women in Guyana

  Empowering HIV-positive Women in Guyana UN Women conducted this interview at the YWCA World Conference and International Women’s Summit in Zurich, Switzerland. At the event, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet was a speaker at the opening session. “I just wanted to make a difference and change women’s lives. More women need to be empowered, have a voice and be able to stand up for their rights.”     Being diagnosed with HIV often leads to social … [Read more...]

UN Women, the Future thereof …

The Future of UN Women Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the New York City Bar Association, 21 June 2011. Good evening. It is a great pleasure to be here this evening and to have the opportunity to speak to you about the vision and goals of UN Women, and how we see the challenges and opportunities for advancing women’s rights and gender equality in countries worldwide. First let me say I think this is an exciting time for women … [Read more...]

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