Jun 30, 2011

UN Women

This year, UN Women was launched... finally, I thought! Before the UN had different organisations dealing with different areas, now UN Women deal with it all.

  • Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)

  • International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)

  • Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)

  • United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

  • A great quote from the president, Michelle Bachelet (ex Chilean president):

    "Where we fail to capitalise on the potential and talents of one-half of the population, we also squander the potential to reduce poverty, hunger, disease, environmental degradation and violence."

    The work UN Women is fundemental to create a more equal, just and less violent world and the more it is supported, the better it will do. 

    The dream is that hopefully one day, it won't need to exist ...



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