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United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
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Ms. Lakshmi Puri
Deputy Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships
Lakshmi.puri@unwomen.org

Tracy Raczek
External relations Specialist
Tracy.raczek@unwomen.org

Verona Collantes
Inter-Governmental Specialist
Verona.Collantes@unwomen.org

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1 Jun 2012 - Lighting up lives: African women train as ?barefoot? solar engineers

The following story reflects some of the work that UN Women and its partners are doing to improve sustainable development, gender equality and women?s empowerment.

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A world in balance requires gender equality, says UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women))
A world in balance requires gender equality, says UN Women. Michelle Bachelet outlines policy actions needed at Rio+20 Conference to bring transformational change.

UN WOMEN PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE WOMEN WANT
[Arabic] [Chinese] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish] (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women))
At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 there was unanimous agreement that sustainable development cannot be realized without gender equality. Yet today, 20 years later, women still face discrimination and continue to demand equal rights, opportunity and participation. At the Rio+20 Conference UN Women will call for robust policies and strong commitments to remove discriminatory barriers and ensure women’s central role in sustainable development. To highlight the key issues UN Women will hold a press conference on Monday, 18th June.

UN Women Press Statement (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women))
At a press conference this morning, Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet spoke about the future women want, saying “when women enjoy equal rights, opportunities and participation, they can make a greater contribution to sustainable development. The full and equal participation of women makes societies, economies and the environment healthier”.

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