Publication: UN Women releases progress report

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Event (NY): Focus on rural women : Invitation to three events at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, 55th session, New York

Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, IFAD-FAO- World Bank Side Event “Gender, science and Technology in Agriculture” Conference Room B (NLB) Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 11:30am – 12:45 pm FAO-IFAD-WFP Side Event “Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Women: Challenges and Prospects” Conference Room A (NLB) Thursday, 24 February 2011, 1.15 – 2.45 >> Read more

Opinion: Bachelet faces uphill battle at U.N. Women

By ANDRES OPPENHEIMER Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is a smart, highly-educated politician, and a skillful negotiator, but I wonder whether she did the right thing in agreeing to head the United Nations' new agency for women's rights, scheduled to start operating Jan. 1. She will face formidable obstacles to get things done. Her $500 >> Read more

News: UN Women’s First Chief Voices Optimism after Being Named to New Post

New York, NY, September 2010 – Ms Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary General of UN Women has announced that she would bring all of her experience and good relations with Heads of State and Government to help fight discrimination and boost opportunities for women and girls worldwide. Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile, told UN Radio >> Read more

News: Michelle Bachelet, New Head of UN Women: Where There Is Poverty, ‘The State Cannot Be Neutral’

The Nation Barbara Crossette | September 27, 2010 The choice of Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile, to develop and then head a new and potentially powerful United Nations agency for women may well be the most important and smartest appointment Ban Ki-moon makes in his tenure as UN secretary-general.  A socialist, a single >> Read more

Opinion: “Three Early Moves for Michelle Bachelet’s UN “Start-Up” for Women”

Interesting commentary from Nandini OOmman on the CGD website, see the link below:

News: UN Foundation Commits $400 Million to Support Maternal, Child Health

UN Foundation Commits $400 Million to Support Maternal, Child Health Together with UN agencies and partner organizations, the UN Foundation will seek to address global health priorities, including childhood immunizations, malaria prevention, clean cooking solutions, and access to reproductive health services.... More»

News: Former Chilean President to Lead New U.N. Agency

"UNITED NATIONS — Michelle Bachelet, famous for breaking gender barriers by becoming the first woman elected president of Chile, will head the new global United Nations agency created to advance women’s rights, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Tuesday. Mr. Ban said he chose Ms. Bachelet, 58, from 26 candidates for her political skills and ability >> Read more

News: Gender Equality Goals Miss the Mark, Women’s Groups Say

Hannah Rubenstein UNITED NATIONS, Aug 24 - A month ahead of the 2010 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) review summit at the United Nations, some women's groups are voicing concern that member states' commitment to women's issues is insufficient and slowing progress towards gender parity worldwide. MORE >>

Event: UN Television Debate, “Face to Face” on the theme, “Women’s Empowerment, Development Cooperation and Culture” Organized in the context of the 2010 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures Wednesday, 30 June 2010 4 p.m. Location: Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium, United Nations Headquarters Objectives: The debate will address an important nexus in today’s human development: >> Read more