Liechtenstein: United Nations – more women to serve as mediators in conflicts

  Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick of Liechtenstein   September 2011 – The United Nations should select more women to serve as mediators in conflicts and during political transitions, Liechtenstein told the General Assembly today, calling on the entire international community to do more to promote the participation of women in conflict prevention and resolution.The European country’s Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick toldthe Assembly’s general debate – whose theme is the role of … [Read more...]

Brazil-Canada, President Rousseff & Prime Minister Harper Taking Action!

Brazil-Canada joint statement     August 8, 2011 Brasília, Brazil At the invitation of President Dilma Rousseff, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making an Official Visit to Brazil from August 7 to 9, 2011. The two leaders held a productive exchange of views today, August 8, in Brasilia, and reaffirmed that Canada and Brazil will enhance their bilateral partnership based on common objectives of enhancing and promoting democracy, human rights, social inclusion and … [Read more...]

WORLD LEADERS: Who is Taking Action on the MDG's?

    A Celebration of Women shares some thoughts on the ... Who's Who in Government and the Who is Taking Action!       Competing interests: Combo picture shows (pictured from top left) French President Nicolas Sarkozy, U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, (from bottom left) South African President Jacob Zuma, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, … [Read more...]

Afghan Prosecutor presented Women of Courage Award – Celebrate!

    Afghan Prosecutor Presented Women of Courage Award   In a ceremony at the State Department on March 8, First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues presented the International Women of Courage Awards to Afghan Prosecutor Ms. Maria Bashir and nine other strong women around the world who fight and sacrifice so that future generations may benefit from human rights, protections, access to justice and democracy. … [Read more...]

Prime Minister of Canada on International Women’s Day

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on International Women’s Day       March 8, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day: “Our Government is proud to join Canadians in observing the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a worldwide celebration of women and their outstanding achievements. “This year’s theme, Girls’ Rights Matter, embodies cherished Canadian values, such as … [Read more...]

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