Highlighting a year of accomplishments, Ms. Michelle Bachelet describes plans on six UN Women priorities:

  1. advancing women’s political participation and leadership;
  2. improving women’s economic empowerment; 
  3. ending violence against women and girls; 
  4. expanding the role of women in peace talks, peace-building, and recovery;
  5. making budgets and plans benefit women and men equally; and
  6. increasing coordination and accountability across the UN system for gender equality.

UN Women's top priority for 2012 is to make a renewed push for women’s economic empowerment and political participation. read more...