Michelle Bachelet stepping down as UN Women’s chief

United Nations: UN Women's chief Michelle Bachelet has decided to step down, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement issued at United Nations. "Michelle Bachelet has informed me of her intention to step down as executive director of UN Women," Ban said in the statement issued by his spokesman. Bachelet, a former Chilean president, is the first UN under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, which was established on July 2, 2010 by the UN General … [Read more...]

Tech Needs Girls: World leaders draw up roadmap for female

Tech Needs Girls: World leaders draw up roadmap for female tech education and careers push Different strategies tailored to developed and developing markets will be key to attracting young women to careers in technology New York, April 2012 – Global leaders from the US, Europe, Africa and Asia joined together today to debate and define a roadmap that will help break down barriers and overturn outmoded attitudes in a bid get more girls into technology-related studies 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...]

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