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15 March 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that Michelle Bachelet had informed him of her intention to step down as head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality.The Secretary-General expressed his “tremendous gratitude for her outstanding service” as the Executive Director of UN Women, an entity created in 2010 to oversee the Organization's programmes aimed at promoting women's rights and full participation in global affairs.

 “Michelle Bachelet was the right person in the right job at the right time,” Mr. Ban said in a statement.

 Her visionary leadership gave UN Women the dynamic start it needed. Her fearlessness in advocating for women's rights raised the global profile of this key issue. Her drive and compassion enabled her to mobilize and make a difference for millions of people across the world.”

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