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UN Women Executive Director’s Message for International Women’s Day

Mar 2, 2015 Celebrities, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photo by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire In 1995, at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, world leaders committed to a future where women are equal. One hundred and eighty nine countries and 4,000 civil society organizations, attended the conference. Women left Beijing with high hopes, with a well-defined path towards equality, and firm commitments at the highest level. Their hope was that we would see this by 2005. Today, not one single country has achieved equality. It is more urgent than ever that we define – and stick to – a time frame. There has been some progress in the [Read More]

Peace and Security

Feb 24, 2015 Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

During a Security Council’s ministerial-level debate on Maintaining International Peace and Security, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said “we must be willing to act before situations deteriorate.  This is both a moral responsibility and critical for the maintenance of international peace and security.  We cannot afford to be indifferent.” The debate –with some 80 speakers -reviews the course of the UN since it was founded 70 years ago and promotes the spirit of the UN Charter. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations: “We must be willing to act before situations deteriorate.  This is both a moral responsibility and critical for the [Read More]

World Women’s Health and Development Forum

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Stephanie Zawalski/Europa Newswire February 11, 2015 UNITED NATIONS — February 11th, the two day inaugural World Women’s Health and Development Forum commenced, hosted in collaboration with United Nations Innovation and Development and the Royal Academy of Science International Trust, RASIT.  Over the two days, 55 speakers including representatives from the United Nations and government entities presented on the physical, mental, and economic status of women’s health and development. The forum closed with deliverables being passed onto UN Women for further development. RASIT’s director, Princess of IRAQ, Nisreen El-Hashemite began the forum describing the importance of recognizing that men and women [Read More]

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