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4/17/2013
Following the announcement of her departure by Michelle Bachelet, founding Executive Director of UN Women, the UN Secretary-General has designated Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General and UN...
4/17/2013
Speech by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women, at the High-level Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel, 9 April 2013, Brussels, Belgium   (We invite our users to read the ocmplete speach...
4/15/2013
IPU unanimously endorsed a statement on sexual violence at its 128th Assembly to signal its on-going commitment to tackling this scourge. Recent widely-reported cases have highlighted the urgency of...
4/11/2013
Article by Alice Fookes, UK National Committee’s Education Programme Coordinator on her experience of the 57th session of the CSW.
4/11/2013
In collaboration with the UNDP, UNWomen, Australian Aid and Norwegian Embassy, the National Rural Development Programme launched project which aimed at providing advance education to 250,000 voters...
4/1/2013
Ahead of the 2015 polls in Nigeria the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) held a five-day training of not fewer than 40 civil society...
3/28/2013
A record number of women MPs attended the 128th IPU Assembly in Quito, Ecuador, breaking the 200 mark for the first time ever. The 210 women MPs at the Assembly represented 33 per cent of all MPs...
3/28/2013
For the very first time, two women members of the Shura Council formed part of a Saudi Arabian delegation to an IPU Assembly. Dr Lubna Al-Ansary and Dr. Hanan Al-ahmadi attended the IPU’s 128th...
3/27/2013
NAIROBI, Kenya, 26 March 2013 / PRNewswire Africa / - The women's movement in Kenya, with support from UN Women and UNDP, set up a unique kind of election observer and response mechanism known as the...
3/27/2013
Remarks by Rebeca Grynspan UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator   “Applying democratic governance to achieve sustainable human development” 128th Assembly of the Inter-...
3/25/2013
The IPU Assembly (formerly known as the Inter-Parliamentary Conference) is the principal statutory body that expresses the views of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on political issues.
3/25/2013
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to...
3/18/2013
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...
3/18/2013
At the conclusion of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women welcomes the outcome of the meeting. The Agreed Conclusions are a testimony to the commitment of Member States...
3/18/2013
On the occasion of the anniversary of the International Day to End Violence against Women, NDI launched its program to strengthen the capacity of   legislators and representatives, and help women...
3/11/2013
The Tanzanian Centre for Democracy – an organization bringing together all political parties to promote multi-party democracy in Tanzania – will conduct an assessment of local democracy later this ...
3/11/2013
Since the revolution of January 2011, IDEA has been following closely the transition to democracy in Tunisia. Over the past two years, the Institute has strengthened its presence on the ground to...
3/8/2013
International IDEA joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day 2013 with the theme: “Women as Agents of Change”.
3/8/2013
Gender equality in politics is not about the system allowing women in. It is not about politics giving something to women. It is about women actively taking their rightful place as equals with men in...
3/8/2013
Releasing its annual analysis on the statistics on women MPs ahead of International Women’s Day (8th March), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) found 2012 represented a year of higher than usual...
3/8/2013
The annual parliamentary event on the occasion of the 57th session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that was held in New York on 5 March 2013. The event, hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary...
3/8/2013
8 MARCH 2013   On this International Women’s Day, we imagine a world free of violence against women and girls, a world in which women and girls do not fear being attacked in their homes or...
3/7/2013
NDI has announced that it will award its 2013 Madeleine K. Albright Grant to the Network of Support for Women Municipal Leaders (REAMM) of Mexico. The $25,000 grant goes to community-based...
3/6/2013
International organizations and regional organizations in particular, play an active role in contributing to enhance women’s political participation. (News Item -http://www.idea.int/...