Navigation Links
New UN Entity Strengthens Global Efforts for Women & Girls
Date:7/6/2010

UN Foundation CEO Kathy Calvin Remarks on Creation of UN Women

Washington, DC (Vocus) July 6, 2010 -- “Today’s announcement of a new entity at the United Nations for women and girls marks a milestone in the UN’s efforts to improve the lives of people worldwide. Harnessing the United Nations’ collective power and authority to advance the rights and needs of women and girls under one banner, the UN General Assembly announced today the adoption of a resolution to establish UN Women, a new gender equality and empowerment entity at the UN.

“The United Nations Foundation applauds this move as critical in helping empower the world’s women and girls and moving us closer to achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which include such global issues as gender equality (MDG 3), reducing child mortality (MDG 4) and improving maternal health (MDG 5). We look forward to the appointment of a strong and passionate Under Secretary-General to lead UN Women and realize the vision of this system-wide move to bring coherence to the UN’s support for women.

“Of the world’s one billion poorest people, three-fifths are women and girls. The new entity has the potential to greatly strengthen the UN’s work in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment. It will enable streamlined decision-making, gender mainstreaming across the UN and improved programming to directly address the human rights violations and challenges to individual, community, and national development that result from gender inequality.”

About the new UN Gender Entity:
On Friday, July 2, 2010, the General Assembly adopted a resolution that creates a new women’s agency to be led by an Under-Secretary General and consolidating the strength and work of four existing women’s UN entities: the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women (OSAGI), the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), and the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW).

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns we conduct reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.

Contact: Yolanda Johnny Taylor, 202-778-1630

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/UN/women/prweb4226714.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Enterprise SSO Manager From Tools4ever Revolutionizes Identity and Access Management
2. The Identity of the Jersey Shore Hot Tub Revealed
3. MaxID Corp Announces Webinar Series Focused on Identity and Security -- Webinars Cover Topics of TWIC Compliance, Biometrics, Identity Dominance
4. The teeth of cadavers reveal their identity
5. Choice of Derek H. Lee as Chief Financial and Corporate Development Officer Strengthens Talaris Advisors' Portfolio Design Business Model
6. Showing Gratitude for Partners Generosity Strengthens Bonds
7. SC Magazine Strengthens Commitment to Canadian Information Security with Inaugural SC Congress Canada
8. Virtual Global Launches Cloudipedia.com to Help Cloud Computing Newbies
9. Global Aids Alliance Celebrates the Introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act, Urges Swift Passage
10. Cryopak France Opening Signifies New Vision for Global Manufacturing for the Cold Chain Industry
11. Euthymics Bioscience Collaborates with GlobalSign and SafeNet to Provide an FDA Approved Electronic Signature Solution
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New UN Entity Strengthens Global Efforts for Women & Girls
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever ... Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation ... as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are confused ... endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms and ... help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists at ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 ... their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ... and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 ... dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery ... are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... method for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the ... from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to ... chloride in balance. Increasing number of ESRD ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has ... by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), ... Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" report to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach ... 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ... clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as ... or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the ... fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can aid ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: