Gender News

Mainstreaming Gender through the Work of the Agencies and Envisaged Collaboration with UN Women

Statements made by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women, to the Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WFP, 4 February 2011 – Item 2: Mainstreaming gender through the work of the agencies and envisaged collaboration with UN Women.

UN Women Celebrates its Creation at African Union Summit

UN Women celebrated its creation at the African Union Summit. Un Secretary of General stated how important it is to “empower African women who produce food, raise children and drive the economy. UN Women integrates four existing UN organizations, with a greater concentration of resources and expertise expected to accelerate gender equality efforts.

Video: Press Conference on UN Women’s 100-Day Action Plan

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet was the guest at the UN’s daily press briefing on 25 January 2011. She unveiled her vision and 100-day action plan for UN Women.