UN Women amplifies women’s voices at the International AIDS Conference

At the upcoming International AIDS Conference (IAC) held in Washington D.C (22 – 27 July) , UN Women aims to give visibility and amplify the voice of women, in particular women living with HIV. Held every two years, the IAC is the world’s largest conference on HIV and plays a fundamental role in shaping the global response to HIV and in keeping HIV and AIDS on the international political agenda. At this year’s Conference, UN Women will for the first time attend as an official co-sponsor of … [Read more...]

UN Women and Latin American Development Bank sign cooperation agreement

On the sidelines of the Rio+20 Conference this week, UN Women and the Latin American Development Bank (CAF) signed an agreement with the aim of strengthening the work developed by both organizations in the area of poverty reduction. In recent years, Latin America has achieved significant gains in poverty reduction. However, there is still a persistent social debt with regard to the levels of inequality. To address this and to integrate a gender perspective in the reduction of wealth gaps, the … [Read more...]

UN Women calls for women’s central role in achieving sustainability

At a press conference on 18 June during The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women calls for women’s central role in achieving sustainability. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change, joins the press conference. Venue: Main Press briefing room, Media Centre, Pavilion 3, Riocentro … [Read more...]

PM to participate in G-20 Leaders – June 18-19 in Mexico

PM to participate in G-20 Leaders' Summit June 17, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he will participate in the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, on June 18-19, 2012. He will be accompanied by Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, and Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. “Canada’s message at the G-20 will be that economic growth and fiscal discipline are not mutually exclusive, they go hand … [Read more...]

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