Women in Development:The Vienna Policy Dialogue on Gender Equality, Dec 13-14

Women in development   The Vienna Policy Dialogue on Gender Equality will take place on 13-14 December to discuss how to anchor gender equality and the empowerment of women in the evolving post-2015 UN development agenda   Given the centrality of women as critical drivers of development, the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) Vienna Policy Dialogue will discuss how to firmly anchor gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and the protection of their rights in … [Read more...]

Summit on Breast Health and Cancer Control Concludes in Vienna

The 5th Global Summit on International Breast Health: Guidelines for International Breast Health and Cancer Control -- Supportive Care and Quality of Life concluded Friday, 5 October in Vienna, Austria. Convened jointly by the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) and the IAEA's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT), it brought together leading global experts in breast cancer, palliative care, hospice and patient advocacy. Discussions during the three-day meeting covered areas … [Read more...]

Austria – UN chief calls ‘listen to voices of women and young people’

UN chief calls on countries to listen to voices of women and young people Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) signs autographs for fans outside his hotel in Vienna, Austria. UN Photo/Mark Garten   Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonstressed today the need to empower women and youth, who have been at the centre of recent social protest movements worldwide, and warned countries against ignoring their voices as they are critical to countries’ development.“Tahrir Square [in Cairo] and the … [Read more...]

VIENNA – Celebrating "16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence"

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women celebrated in Vienna     December 3, 2010 During the event The event, organized by UN Information Service (UNIS) in cooperation with Frauenhäuser Wien, UN Women’s Guild, Vienna NGO Committee on the Status of Women, and the 1st Women’s Chamber Orchestra of Austria, featured workshops for high-school students, a book lecture, music and performance, all calling for an end to violence against women and children. In her welcome … [Read more...]

VIENNA – Celebrating “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence”

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women celebrated in Vienna     December 3, 2010 During the event The event, organized by UN Information Service (UNIS) in cooperation with Frauenhäuser Wien, UN Women’s Guild, Vienna NGO Committee on the Status of Women, and the 1st Women’s Chamber Orchestra of Austria, featured workshops for high-school students, a book lecture, music and performance, all calling for an end to violence against women and children. In her welcome … [Read more...]

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