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Commission on the Status of Women concludes in New York

Listen / Logo for the Commission on the Status of Women

The outcome of the latest session of the Commission on the Status of Women is a testimony to countries' commitments to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls. That assessment comes from UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and women's empowerment, in a statement following the conclusion of the two-week meeting [...]

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Outgoing head of UN Women leaves "stellar legacy" to build on: Ban Ki-moon

Listen / Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women.

The head of UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and women's empowerment, has informed the Secretary-General of her intention to step down. Michelle Bachelet, the former President of Chile and a longtime champion of women's rights, has served as the Executive Director of UN Women since it was established in July 2010. [...]

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Secretary-General congratulates new Chinese President

Listen / UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The UN Secretary-General has written to China's new leader Xi Jinping to wish him every success in leading his country. According to a statement from his spokesperson,  Ban Ki-moon sent a letter to Mr. Xi on Friday congratulating him on his election as President by the National People's Congress. The statement adds that the Secretary-General [...]

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