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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to head United Nations Women (UN Women), a newly created entity to oversee all of the world body’s programmes aimed at promoting women’s rights and full participation in global affairs.

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FORMER CHILEAN PRESIDENT BACHELET TO HEAD NEW HIGH-PROFILE UN WOMEN’S AGENCY
New York, Sep 14 2010 12:05PM
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed former Chilean president
Michelle Bachelet to head United Nations Women (UN Women), a newly created
entity to oversee all of the world body’s programmes aimed at promoting
women’s rights and full participation in global affairs.

The new body – which will become operational next January – will merge four
UN agencies and offices: the UN Development Fund for Women
(<"http://www.unifem.org/">UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of
Women (<"http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/">DAW), the Office of the Special
Adviser on Gender Issues, and the UN International Research and Training
Institute for the Advancement of Women
(<"http://www.unfoundation.org/donate/instraw.html">UN-INSTRAW).

“UN Women will promote the interests of women and girls across the globe,”
Mr. Ban told reporters in announcing the appointment. “Ms. Bachelet brings
to this critical position a history of dynamic global leadership, highly
honed political skills and uncommon ability to create consensus and focus
among UN agencies and many partners in both the public and private sector.”

“I’m confident that under her strong leadership we can improve the lives of
millions of women and girls throughout the world.”

Ms. Bachelet, Chile’s first female president who prioritized women’s issues
throughout her tenure and since leaving office has been working with UNIFEM
to advocate for the needs of Haitian women following January’s devastating
earthquake, was chosen over two other candidates.

The new entity is set to have an annual budget of at least $500 million,
double the current combined resources of the four agencies it comprises.

“As you know the creation of UN Women is the culmination of almost four
years’ effort and today’s announcement has been made possible thanks to the
hard work of the Member States and the many partners who share our
commitment to this agenda, and this has been a top and very personal
priority of mine,” Mr. Ban said.

He stressed that at next week’s UN Summit on the Millennium Development
Goals (<"http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/">MDGs) women and children will
be “at the very core of our final push” to realize the ambitious targets for
slashing extreme poverty and hunger, maternal and infant mortality, rampant
diseases, and lack of access to education and health services, all by the
deadline of 2015.

“We have a little more than three and a half months,” Mr. Ban said. “I will
discuss this Sunday, when I appoint her formally, how we can make the
process very speedy, so that we can appoint and recruit staff and we have to
have our agendas. Basically we have all these structures in place. Now it
is a matter of how we can speedily implement these structures and policy and
visions.”

“I ask all the Member States and civil community leaders, and governments,
and business communities, to render their full support and cooperation.”

Today’s announcement follows a unanimous General Assembly vote on 2 July to
create a dynamic new entity merging the four offices focusing on gender
equality. One of its main goals will be to support the Commission on the
Status of Women (CSW) and other inter-governmental bodies in devising
policies.
It will also aim to help Member States implement standards, provide
technical and financial support to countries which request it, and forge
partnerships with civil society. Within the UN, it will hold the world body
accountable for its own commitments on gender equality.
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